Nick Webb tops list for India’s Strength and Conditioning coach
A BCCI functionary said that the new contracts would come into effect from September 5 and all the necessary approvals will be received by then. @ AFP

The Indian selection committee led by MSK Prasad on Sunday chose Nick Webb as the top candidate for Team India’s Strength and Conditioning coach, the BCCI stated in a release on Sunday.

The selectors met at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru along with fitness expert Ranadeep Moitra to conduct a practical assessment of the five shortlisted candidates for the position.

The BCCI said that Webb had been chosen as top candidate with Luke Woodhouse and Rajnikanth Sivagnanam in the second and third positions, respectively.

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A BCCI functionary said that the new contracts would come into effect from September 5 and all the necessary approvals will be received by then.

The Indian team is also expected to return on the same day as the second Test against West Indies concludes on September 3.

“The background check is done and just the CoA’s go-ahead is left and once that is finished, the coaches will be handed their contracts. The strength and conditioning coaches are currently undergoing their practical assessment at the National Cricket Academy (NCA). So once that is done, all the signings will be done together by the three-member committee,” the functionary informed.