Bengaluru, May 28: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), besides engaging in a serious task of finding Team India's next coach, is also looking for a replacement for Nitin Patel, the long-serving team physio who resigned recently citing personal reasons, a Bangalore Mirror report said.
The board is even looking to Australia and South Africa to find a suitable replacement for Patel.
Sydney-based physio Patrick Farhart is one who the BCCI is aiming for, the report said. Farhart, in his 50s, is a noted sports physiotherapist and has worked with several cricket teams across the world and football and rugby teams in Australia.
He is currently working as a physio with the Kings Xi Punjab, one of the sides of the Indian Premier League. He has worked with the Mumbai Indians, the current IPL champions, earlier as well.
According to the site of Sydney West Sports Medicine website, Farhart is a sports physiotherapy who has completed postgraduate training in Sports Physiotherapy.
Yogesh Parma and Evan Speechly of South Africa are two other physios who the BCCI can also look to but it is in favour of someone who has a proven record in injury management, the Bangalore Mirror report said.