The Rahul Dravid-led National Cricket Academy [NCA] has come up with the first-ever ‘Injury Surveillance Report’, which shows that a majority of Indian domestic cricketers suffered shoulder or knee injuries during the 2019-20 season.
According to a report published by PTI, the 48-page findings state that between April 2019 and March 2020, a total of 262 Indian cricketers- 218 men and 44 women- were at the National Cricket Academy for rehab programs.
According to the pie-chart displayed in the report, 14.75 percent of players (38) (both male and female) sustained shoulder injuries while 13.11 percent of players (34) suffered from a knee injury. Ankle (11.48 percent), thigh (10.49 percent), and lumbar spine (7.54 percent) were the other most susceptible injuries in cricketers.
Report enlists the need to revamp the ‘Coaches Education Programme’ at NCA
The 48-page report also talks about the revamp of the ‘Coaches’ Education Programme’ in order to make it more learning-centric.
The report adds that NCA will be having at least 24 ‘Coach Certification’ courses, with ‘redesigned curriculum” (13 for Level 1, 10 for Level 2 and 1 for Level 3) in which 576 aspiring coaches will be required to participate.
The report also states that an exclusive ‘Virtual Learning Platform’ is being set-up as the NCA is exploring the idea of conducting online courses with blended learning.