Kamlesh Jain, the head physio of IPL team Kolkata Knight Riders will now become the Head Physio of Indian Cricket Team. According to Cricbuzz, the Chennai based physio who has been associated with Kolkata Knight Riders since 2012 will replace Nitin Patel in the position. Moreover, Patel took over as the head of Sports activities Science and Sports activities Medication on the Nationwide Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru earlier this year.
A proper response from the Team India head coach Rahul Dravid and the Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) secretary Jay Shah is awaited, but Jain is believed to have impressed all involved within the Indian team management and BCCI. He has also been in talks with NCA head VVS Laxman. Kamlesh was just lately interviewed by all and is known to have gotten an oral affirmation.
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“We’re very pleased for him. He’s completely deserving of the place,”STATED A KKR OFFICIAL.
Kamlesh Jain wasn’t available for comment but KKR sources have confirmed this development. As soon as he is officially given the position, the home series against South Africa will be his first international assignment. Yogesh Parmar, who has been Nitin Patel’s deputy, will also stay with Jain. The Indian team has a jam-packed schedule in multiple countries post IPL.
Jain, in his mid-30s, was an assistant physio at Kolkata Knight Riders below Andrew Leipus for seven years. In 2020 he took over the position of head physio and has been doing his job quite efficiently for the past 3 seasons.
Franchise’s head coach, Brendon Mccullum, has already been appointed England’s head coach for tests. Additionally there are speculations that KKR’s former assistant coach Matthew Mott, is within the race to be the white ball coach of England.