The Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) has launched an application by the usage of which the Indian players can be benefitted. During the lockdown caused by the Coronavirus, as there is no cricket from the last few months, the board has taken the step to visualize and to train the players working from their homes.
The app comprises of videos of individuals and teams performances, skill-specific duels, and a database on the frequent cases of injury, etc. This will be providing an assist to the coaches, players, and support staff of the Indian Cricket Board.
BCCI introduces ‘work from home’ app amid Coronavirus for players
BCCI is aiming towards training their players for physical and mental fitness. The app comprises of several questionnaires and chat rooms and the players can get along each other as well as the top management for solving queries if they have any. Online training sessions will also be provided.
Arun Dhumal, the BCCI treasurer has explained the working of the app. “It’s a step-wise process that’s been put in place and the secretary (Jay Shah) is reviewing the progress on a daily basis,” BCCI treasurer told The Times of India. “What we’ve tried to do is divide this process into different phases. Aspects pertaining to the physical and mental health of our cricketers, professional assistance online, monitoring of diets, fitness sessions etc are being conducted on a daily basis.”
The Indian batting coach, Vikram Rathour, sees it as an opportunity that is rare.
“It’s a rare opportunity to introspect,” Rathour was quoted as saying by the English daily. “It is the players who are doing the talking. I’m trying to listen and work around the topics that are being brought up. We have an app. We’ve started to put videos in that app. Simple things about facing a certain kind of bowler or foot movement, any particular way a batsman has been getting out, what’s worked for him what hasn’t,” he explained.