UTCA to emphasize on training in cricket academies in Govt schools

Chandigarh, September 13, 2020: Amid the delayed cricketing season due to Covid 19, the UT Cricket Association (UTCA) is engaged in all-out efforts to maintain players’ fitness as well keeping the cricketing spirit alive in the city.
UTCA is in constant touch with the Chandigarh Administration and the BCCI to train cricketers in the government schools cricket academies apart from the Cricket Academy, Sector 16 so that they can easily return to their rhythm with the advent of the cricketing season.
This was stated by UTCA President Sanjay Tandon during a webinar organized with the selectors of all the formats.
Tandon said that training or practice matches for men and women of all formats are not possible at a single training platform due to social distancing for which the option to practice in government school academies is now being explored.
Currently, Chandigarh has three school academies in 26, 19 and 32 sectors.
UTCA had successfully conducted many matches of its first season such as Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, Cooch Behar Trophy and Colonel CK Naidu Trophy at GMSSS-26.
Tandon is fully confident that support will be given by the Administration for the upliftment of cricket in Chandigarh.
Tandon said that in order to strengthen UTCA’s planning, coaches and trainers have been asked to submit the schedule of their team in coordination with the selectors so that the initial roadmap can be streamlined.
The selectors present during the webinar were of the opinion that players needed to once again bring back their physical and mental alertness for which they need to be engaged in online and on ground activities.
Tandon informed that keeping in mind that the players need to regain their mental strength, UTCA is going to organize a series of yoga, meditation, motivational sessions shortly for each format.
Along with this, Dieticians will also organize dvarious ietary counselling sessions for the players.
The team selection of the previous season was reviewed during the webinar where Tandon expressed his satisfaction with the performances in the first season.
It was decided that UTCA will be honoring the outstanding performers in every format during the upcoming webinar.
Those participating in the webinar included senior teams selectors Sharanjit Singh, Gurinder Singh and Sanjay Dhull, junior teams selectors Vishwas Bhalla, Vijay Mathur and RP Singh and women’s team selectors Kanwar Virdi, Ravindra Nain and Anoop Sodhi, UTCA’s Talent Hunt Committee Chairman Rakesh Jolly along with senior officials Anup Gupta, Manjit Singh and others.

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