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CAB organises workshop on fitness

5th November 2017
The CAB organised a workshop for the staff of the first division and second division clubs highlighting the modern remedies to treat injuries and significance of sports science and medicine, at the indoor facility, Eden Gardens here today.
The advent of T20 apart from the domestic leagues has added to the dynamism of the sport and with that the injuries and recovery measures have also evolved over the years. In order to address injuries and insufficient recovery span, the knowledge about sports science and medicine has become essential for the team support staff for which the workshop was organised.
The interactive session was jointly conducted by Parthav Patel, Senior Bengal team physio and Sanjib Das, Strength and Conditioning Coach of Senior Bengal Team.
During the session was also present Mr Rupnath Roy Chowdhury, Chairman of the Coaching Sub Committee, CAB who also shared his views. He said, ''First thing is that cricket is different today from what it used to be fifteen years back even ten years back. The advent of T20 is a game changer. The fitness, strength, stamina, endurance whatever you say has taken a paradigm shift. Today people are keen to develop extensive strength because of shorter formats of the game and that changes the paradigm of fitness. The basic objective of this camp is to develop our local coaches equivalent to international coaches. Cricket is evolved and along with the evolution, the fitness requirements have also evolved. We are basically trying to keep abreast with the recent developments in cricket."
The first session dealt with the snags of the technical knowledge about sports science and medicine which was conducted by Parthav Patel. "Having the know hows of sports science and medicine has become essential these days since the injuries have increased as the cricketers are engaged with the sport throughout the year. Especially during the season the players cannot afford any loss during a tournament since time is a major factor. In order to minimise the time loss, injuries needs to be addressed at the earliest and the players need to be kept in good shape. The coaches, physios, masseurs from various teams in the local circuit need to be educated about the relevance of these aspects and have to be tuned well to the remedies associated. Performance is of paramount importance during tournaments and the support staffs need to be better equipped in order to address these issues. As the season for the local tournaments approach we hope the advises we shared will come in handy," said Parthav.
Followed by the first half, Sanjib Das shared his expertise on how to build up the fitness schedule for every individual player, so that the injuries can be averted both by the bowlers and batsmen alike. He said, ''This will definitely help the cricketers to enhance their potential in future. Apart from that I feel this camp will also benefit the clubs to keep updated and equipped with the latest developments and remedies and will be helpful during to upcoming season."
The local clubs have also shown their interest to evolve with the game. As many as 57 clubs sent their representatives in the workshop, so that they would implement this in their clubs.

Ayan Das