CAB conducts webinar for women cricketers on sports psychology

The winning Bengal team. ©Karuna Jain/Women's CricZone

The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) has conducted a webinar for all the women cricketers on sports psychology with an aim to make sure all players have a positive mindset amid the nationwide lockdown due to Coronavirus pandemic.

The webinar focused on how the players can remain stress-free, physically fit and positive mindset for U-23, U-19 players and was conducted by Dr. Reena Kaul, senior scientific officer (sport psychology), Sports Authority of India.

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“For physical fitness, we have told them to add yoga and pranayam with their regular exercise schedule and for mental health my advices were- relaxation exercise, meditation, positive self-affirmation, staying away from negativity,” Dr. Kaul said. “Another important thing is to be in touch with the players and coach as now you can’t go out and play.”

“This was a very useful session, was interactive too. Girls asked questions about how to keep a positive mind at different situations during game and never lose the focus,” U-19 coach Priyanka Roy said about the session. CAB manager (cricket operations) Joydeep Mukherjee, assistant coach Arpita Ghosh, trainer Manoshi Parui, physio Moulima Patra and selector Sujata Sinha also attended the session.