Dubai, July 8: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has hired the services of physio Yogesh Parmar for the ongoing series against Zimbabwe, it is learnt here.
The position was vacant when Nitin Patel recently relinquished his role after serving the team for more than seven years. Citing family reasons for his resignation, Nitin Patel may still be available as a consultant.
"Presently Yogesh has been assigned job for the Zimbabwe tour only but can be on a long term basis with the Indian team if his services are found satisfactory", the BCCI official said.
The Indian cricket board may announce the appointment of a physio on a long term basis once the coach is decided because it has been a normal practice to provide coach a support-staff of his choice.
Like his immediate predecessor Nitin Patel, Baroda-born Yogesh Parmar has rich experience working with the sports persons.
Having worked seven years at Physiolink in England, Yogesh Parmar treated several athletes. He was awarded a Certificate in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy following an intensive three month period of study held at the the prestigious Curtin University, Australia.
Interestingly, Parmar also holds a dual qualification as a musculoskeletal diagnostic ultrasonographer.
This musculoskeletal diagnostic ultrasonographic procedure is used for diagnosis of tendon tears, or tendinitis of the rotator cuff in the shoulder injury, or achilles tendon in the ankle and other tendons throughout the body. It also helps to identify muscle tears, masses or fluid collections, ligament sprains or tears.
His experience also includes working with the Essex County players. He has also worked with the Indian team during England tours and treated players in the IPL matches.