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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.

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Report enlists the need to revamp the ‘Coaches Education Programme’ at NCA

NCA Injury Surveillance Reports Reveals That A Majority Of Indian Players Suffered From Shoulder And Knee Injury In 2019-20
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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.

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