Date of release: Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Mark RamprakashThe world’s leading cricket coaches, physios and sports injury surgeons will be coming together for a special one-day event organised by the University of Greenwich on Saturday 1 June.

Mark Ramprakash MBE, the former England, Middlesex and Surrey cricketer, will be chairing the International Cricket Sports Science Symposium (ICSSS), which is taking place at The Kia Oval. Angus Fraser, Middlesex’s Managing Director of Cricket, will also be attending.

The event is bringing together a range of experts under one roof to discuss the latest and best techniques of injury prevention, treatment and performance development.

The university’s Professor Tony Kochhar says this is the first international cricket conference to place sports science at the heart of the agenda. “It’s an amazing opportunity for all the leading coaches, trainers and physios in the game to come together and share their ideas and experiences,” says Tony, who is Visiting Professor of Sports Science at Greenwich.

“Nothing on this scale has been attempted before, and The Kia Oval, one of the most historic and best-loved grounds in world cricket, is the perfect setting.”

Anyone with an interest in sports science in cricket, including sports therapists, personal trainers, osteopaths and massage therapists, and strength and conditioning coaches, is invited to attend.

The day’s programme includes hands-on workshops covering all aspects of training and injury prevention, lectures on treatments for injuries, and practical tips and tricks from international coaches and trainers.

Other confirmed names taking part include South Africa’s team manager Dr Mohammed Moosajee; cricketers Dirk Nannes (Australia and Netherlands) and Azhar Mahmood (Pakistan and Surrey); Paul Watson, Head of Strength and Conditioning at Notts; and Scot McAllister, Head Physio at Yorkshire.

Tony, who is also a Consultant Shoulder and Upper Limb Orthopaedic Surgeon in the NHS and in the private sector, adds: “We will also be tapping in to the expertise of staff who teach the university’s sports science degree programmes, in the areas of, for example, anatomy, biomechanics, nutrition and sports psychology.”

For more details on the International Cricket Sports Science Symposium, see www.icsss.co.uk

To find out about studying with the university’s School of Science, go to www2.gre.ac.uk/about/schools/science, email courseinfo@greenwich.ac.ukor call 020 8331 9000.

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