Cricket - Featured - April 29, 2020

Women IPL Will be Beneficial for Growth of Cricket, Says SRH Fielding Coach

Sunrisers Hyderabad fielding coach Biju George said women IPL will be imperative to the growth of cricket. Currently, he is helping the SRH superstars get sharper in the field in order to win their second IPL title. However, the richest cricket league stands postponed indefinitely as of now.

George is doing all the exercise to keep him fit, following the usual training regime. He also advised players to keep doing the same in order to remain in best physical and mental condition.

“I use my time constructively. Hearing of this lockdown, I had organised enough weights, bars, dumbbells, TRX set up and therabands,” George told IANS.

“I run early in the morning on my terrace for an hour then weights, core, tube works, etc. I read a lot. I have a huge library. I also attend webinars and online classes. Active sportspersons should be aware of detraining and training decrement. If you do not train, you lose your muscle tone and that leads to muscular atrophy.”

“The athlete should do workout which he can manage in the constraints. He should make sure he eats well, hydrates well and take necessary supplements to boost his immune system.”

“I usually take Steadfast Nutrition supplements as they have a range of multi-vitamins, omega 3 and other excellent supplements,” he added.

Women IPL will be helpful for the growth of cricket

Currently, George is fielding coach of SRH and also the Indian women’s cricket team. He was also the former trainer of Trailblazers in Women’s T20 league. He thinks that women IPL can take the sport to the next level in the country as well as on the international arena.

“My journey with the women team started in July 2017. It was exciting and rewarding at the same time. I believe that I could positively impact the fielding standards and the fielding attitude of the team,” he said.

Women IPL is imperative for the growth of the sport in the nation and there is good spectator response and media coverage for the ‘girls in blue’s to make it a success.”

Earlier, Sunil Gavaskar also emphasized on the need of a full-fledged women IPL

However, all such talks can only begin after the world’s successful fight against COVID-19. 

“It is certainly difficult to be cooped up but when it’s for a greater cause, We have to think about those in the frontiers of this battle, the doctors, the nurses — those in the medical profession and the policemen. We will get through this,” he said.

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