Cricket: India new supporting staff

Patrick Farhart
Patrick Farhart

Indian cricket team is all set for its new support staff. The new support staff will join the team next month’s three test series against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka. There are three new members who will join the support staff for one year contract.

The new members are Patrick Farhart, Shankar Basu and Arun Kanade. All of them assign to different responsibilities and work. Australia’s Farhart will join as the physiotherapist, while Basu will join as trainer of the India squad and Kanade as masseur of the team.

Kanade has already joined the staff during the Zimbabwe tour earlier this month whereas Farhart and Basu will take charge in Sri Lanka. Farhart has got huge amount of professional experience. In the past he worked for Australia, New South Wales and Hampshire teams.

He also worked for many rugby and football teams in Australia and was also the physiotherapist for Sydney Sixers and Kings XI Punjab T20 Cricket teams. He will replace Nitin Patel, who resigned due to some personal reasons.

On the other hand Basu who previously worked with the National Cricket Academy replaces VP Sudarshan who was the trainer for the last two years. Basu is currently the trainer of IPL Royal Challengers Bangalore team.

Kanade, meanwhile, will take place of Ramesh Mane, the first full-time masseur of the Indian team.

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