Weak knees the bane of home cricketers


New Delhi, August 13

A majority of India’s home cricketers endured shoulder or knee accidents throughout the earlier season, says the primary ever ‘Injury Surveillance Report’ ready by the Rahul Dravid-led National Cricket Academy. The 48-page report states that between April 2019 and March 2020, 262 cricketers —218 males and 44 ladies — had been on the NCA for rehab programmes.

The report states that 14.75% of the gamers sustained shoulder accidents, which is about 38 of them.

The second commonest had been knee accidents, with 13.11% gamers (34) constituting the record. It additionally states {that a} majority of the career-threatening Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) accidents (74%) happen in first two years of “return to sport”.

Ankle (11.48%), thigh (10.49%) and lumbar backbone (7.54%) are the opposite frequent accidents among the many cricketers surveyed within the report.

Coaching programme

The NCA report additionally talks a few revamp of “Coaches’ Education Programme” to make it extra “learner centric”. It stresses on new coach certification programs with “redesigned curriculum”.

The report states that NCA can have not less than 24 such programmes by which 576 aspiring coaches are set to take part. An unique “Virtual Learning Platform” for NCA is being arrange. — PTI



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