Former batsman not working with England team May 8, 2008

ECB denies Boycott coaching reports

Cricinfo staff

Geoff Boycott will not be working with England's senior team © Getty Images

Geoff Boycott has not been approached to take up a coaching role with England's leading batsmen, according to the ECB. Some English newspapers reported on Thursday that Boycott was being lined up for a part-time coaching position and would specifically be working with Andrew Flintoff, who has struggled with the bat for Lancashire.

Although the ECB has had "informal conversations" with Boycott a spokesman said the intention was not for him to work with the senior players. He is more likely to be called on to offer batting advice to age-group teams like the England Under-19s.

"We use people like Nasser Hussain already to go to the National Performance Centre in Loughborough to talk to the age-group teams and the England Lions," the ECB spokesman told PA. "That is what we envisage other former players doing."

The ECB said any mentoring Boycott would undertake would be in an unofficial capacity and no extra coaches had been added to the current set-up under Peter Moores.