From now on, the rehabilitation process for injured cricket players will be forced to be monitored by physiotherapy at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bangalore before the player is considered suitable for selection.
It's understands that the NCA was not happy with a certain player. Who had initiated his rehab with his IPL physio, and then flew to Bengaluru only to clear his fitness test. According to a report in The Indian Express, the National Cricket Academy expressed dissatisfaction after a particular player began his rehab with his IPL physio. After then came to the NCA in Bengaluru just to clear his fitness test.
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Owing to the pandemic, if players can't travel and want to train with their personal physio. However, they need to make a formal request to the BCCI and NCA. Contracted players has inform that once the injury heals, they will have to be present in NCA. Where a physio will monitor their progress on a day-to-day basis.
"The players have been told that whenever they get injured, they need to inform the NCA. Once their injury has healed, the rehabilitation part will be taken care of by their physios in Bengaluru. It will also help prepare a database that will help the BCCI in the future," a BCCI official said.
The BCCI has advertised for the position of head of cricket at the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore. The position was till now held by former India captain Rahul Dravid, whose two-year term has come to an end. Indian players like Shreyas Iyer and Shubman Gill are currently at the National Cricket Academy. Shreyas Iyer has cleared his fitness test, while Shubman Gill is on the road to recovery from his shin injury.