Yuvraj Singh says NCA is the reason he could play again after battling cancer

National Cricket Academy is under fire after poor rehabilitation of cricketers.

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National Cricket Academy (NCA) is receiving a lot of criticism after Wriddhiman Saha's rehabilitation programme at the academy went wrong.

As per a BCCI official, Saha was playing under pain during IPL and wanted to get treated at NCA but things didn't go as per plan and a senior physio aggravated the injury. Now Saha will have to undergo shoulder surgery and will miss a considerable amount of time on the field.

Other international cricketers have also started training at their home instead of going at NCA. As per Times of India reports, the official said, "The players don't want to train at NCA these days. A lot of senior players go there just to take fitness tests. They prefer training at their home bases.

"Wasn't it the job of the trainers at NCA and contracted Team India support staff to look after Mohammad Shami and Bhuvneshwar who are contracted, players? Yet, Shami flunked a fitness test and now other players are breaking down,"

Amid of all the opprobrium, Yuvraj Singh came in support of the academy and took Twitter to snub all the words against them. "Hearing criticisms about NCA, I would like to share my experience that the reason why I was able to bounce back after cancer was the National Cricket Academy. NCA is a great facility created by BCCI to help players recover from injuries with the help of best physios and trainers in the country", read Yuvraj's tweet.


By Sihyeu Prakash Singh - 21 Jul, 2018

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