A talented young sportsman will be given the chance to be coached by former England captain Nasser Hussain after being offered a sports scholarship at New Hall School.

Hussain, who scored 5764 Test runs for England between 1990 and 2004, coaches at the Essex-based school where 11-year-old Viraj Gandhi will be starting in September.

Gandhi, who lives in Woodford Green, currently attends Bancroft’s School where he plays for the A teams in football, rugby cricket and hockey.

The young all-rounder also plays Sunday football for Woodford Youth and cricket for Essex Under-11s.