Ponting: I have not held talks with Cricket Australia


Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting has said that he has held no discussions with his country's Cricket Board about a role as a batting consultant with the national team.

With the Aussies' batsman failing dismally in the current Ashes series in England, there has been suggestions that Ponting could be offered a job to work with team's young batsmen.

Ponting, who scored 13000 runs in 168 Test matches, says he is committed to his coaching job at the Mumbai Indians in the IPL and his charity work.

The now 40 year-old Ponting told Cricinfo: "I've had no formal discussions with Cricket Australia about a role.

"I have always said that one day I would like to get more involved with the young batters around the country but at the moment I'm fully committed to my family, my coaching job at Mumbai, commentary and sponsor commitments and the Ponting Foundation."

Australia are three-one down in the Ashes series with one match, on 20 August, at the Oval remaining.