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Dr Mansingh back on ICC's medical panel

Published:Sunday | April 22, 2012 | 12:00 AM

Jermaine Lannaman, Gleaner Writer

West Indies Cricket Board's (WICB) chief medical officer, Dr Akshai Mansingh, has been reappointed to the International Cricket Council's (ICC) medical panel.

Mansingh, who was a founding member of the medical panel in 2007 and has been serving since, is one of three members who have been retained.

The others are chairman, Dr Peter Harcourt from Australia and Dr Nick Pierce, chief medical officer of the England and Wales Cricket Board.

"It's an honour to be reappointed and is a testimony to work that is being carried out by members of the West Indies medical committee and sports medicine and cricket practitioners across the region," Dr Mansingh said.

The WICB five-member medical committee is completed by Dr Anyl Gopeesingh from Trinidad and Tobago, Dr Rene Best of Barbados, West Indies physiotherapist C.J. Clark, and West Indies trainer Hector Martinez.


Dr Mansingh, whose new term will last a maximum two years, added that he is proud of the achievements of the ICC medical panel so far and is looking forward to further improvement.

"In the first term, we (ICC medical panel) were able to make some meaningful contribution to world cricket, especially in the area of anti-doping and injury prevention, and we hope to continue making more contribution through research," he said.

"Some of these areas include the quality of safety equipment and injury surveillance of players."

Dr Mansingh is slated to leave the country this week for a meeting of the new panel. The meeting will be held in Dubai, Qatar.