August 22, 2019 / 5:02 PM / 6 months ago

Rathour to replace Bangar as India's batting coach

(Reuters) - Former opener Vikram Rathour is to replace Sanjay Bangar as India’s batting coach, the country’s cricket board (BCCI) said on Thursday.

The 50-year-old Rathour played six tests and seven ODIs for India between 1996-97 and has previously held the senior national selector’s role.

“Vikram Rathour has got enough experience and we are convinced with his skill sets (as a coach),” BCCI CEO Rahul Johri told reporters.

“The team management had their own views but looking ahead we felt there should be some freshness in the support staff.”

Reporting by Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru, editing by Ed Osmond

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