To keep the women players both mentally and physically fit during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) on Monday arranged a power yoga webinar for the state's U-19 team.
"Yoga is integral to our culture and power yoga is a perfect mix of science and tradition. It has been our continuous effort to keep the players motivated and fit," CAB President Avishek Dalmiya said in a statement.
"Even if on-field action does not begin CAB is mindful of keeping the players fit in body and mind and this session is part of the ongoing process."
Yoga instructor Suman Bhat, who conducted the webinar, said, "It will help players increase flexibility, get relief from anxiety and stress. Our aim is to keep the girls engaged with sports and fitness through various activities during this difficult period."
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The T20 League was scheduled to start on 28 August, subject to approval from the government and Ministry of health but the 14-day compulsory quarantine period turned out to be an issue with regards to foreign players.
England, who are the reigning world champions in the 50-over format, are currently scheduled to play five Tests in India from January to March next year.
Insisting that fitness would be key to success after being struck at home since March due to the pandemic, Raina said he was eagerly waiting for the tournament to begin.