At a special general council meeting Saturday, it was decided that each division of the state would have strength and conditioning coaches interviewed by a panel from the National Cricket Academy.
To solve the problems of player injuries, we have established a structure in which each state association will appoint a strength and conditioning coach and a sports science and sports medicine team. Candidates will be interviewed by an NCA commission, said BCCI Secretary Jay Shah after the SGM.
Indian cricketers, especially fast bowlers, have been plagued by injuries of late, and many of them spent much of last year at the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore.
Shah also said that the head coach of the Indian women’s team will be appointed before the start of the Bangladesh tour this July. The tour includes three ODIs and as many T20Is.
Shah said: A shortlist of candidates for the women’s team head coach has already been drawn up. The Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) will meet and decide. We may appoint a new head coach for the women’s team before the series starts in Bangladesh. He said the India Cricket Board is in talks with its counterparts in England and New Zealand to organise India A tours to help the players get used to the difficulties and introduce them to the new environment.
Shah was here on the eve of the IPL final between Chennai Super Kings and Gujarat Titans.
As far as India A shadow tours are concerned, we are currently in talks with England and New Zealand, Shah said.
He also said that the BCCI is seeking to organize a second edition of the Women’s Premier League by next March.
We will negotiate with the broadcaster and determine the window. We will consider organizing the next edition of the Women’s Premier League before March 2024, Shah said.