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Jan: Cricketers can still work

Queen’s Park Crick­et Club (QPCC) coach Im­ran Jan says that there is still a lot that a crick­eter can do to im­prove his game dur­ing this COVID-19 lock­down.

Juan Carlos Carvallo

The for­mer na­tion­al crick­eter who is a high­ly tout­ed coach said crick­eters should use this pe­ri­od to work on im­prov­ing their fit­ness lev­els, as well as work­ing men­tal­ly on their game

Queen’s Park Crick­et Club (QPCC) coach Im­ran Jan says that there is still a lot that a crick­eter can do to im­prove his game dur­ing this COVID-19 lock­down.

Juan Carlos Carvallo

The for­mer na­tion­al crick­eter who is a high­ly tout­ed coach said crick­eters should use this pe­ri­od to work on im­prov­ing their fit­ness lev­els, as well as work­ing men­tal­ly on their game.

“Whilst it may be dif­fi­cult to run on the road or even in parks at this point in time, what we should strive to do is use our re­sources at home to keep fit. I rec­om­mend skip­ping which a lot of us take for grant­ed. Skip­ping, in my opin­ion, is big and we can do that in lim­it­ed spaces. Play­ers can al­so use their body weight for train­ing. There are al­so many ex­er­cis­es they can do to im­prove their core strength at this time. Re­sis­tance bands can al­so be used to work out.

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“Our do­mes­tic crick­et sea­son was in full swing be­fore this prob­lem came about so as a crick­eter you would know where your game is at and you can now have a sit-down and think about your game, where you would like it to go and how quick­ly. There are al­so good books out there that ath­letes can read that would help them men­tal­ly pre­pare for their sport. Men­tal prepa­ra­tion is huge in to­day’s sport and a lot of crick­eters fail to reach their po­ten­tial be­cause of a lack of men­tal strength. This is a time when work can be done on this as­pect of your game.

Juan Carvallo

“So, all in all, there is a lot that can be done by the crick­eter so when the crick­et re­sumes who re­main in good con­di­tion or in even bet­ter readi­ness to play the game.”

Jan and his QPCC team, as well as the oth­er crick­et clubs in the coun­try, have had to put down their bats due to the coro­n­avirus pan­dem­ic and they will be ea­ger­ly await­ing an an­nounce­ment from the T&T Crick­et Board (TTCB), as to when the crick­et will re­sume.

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TTCB is ex­pect­ed to re­vis­it the sit­u­a­tion in three weeks be­fore mak­ing a de­ci­sion on the fu­ture of the lo­cal league, which has two rounds to go in the Pre­mier­ship