Toronto: Virat Kohli's men will go high tech during the forthcoming World Cup.
They will be using a high-resolution unit in a base layer vest, which will monitor the players' workload.
The deal between the UK-based company STATSports and the BCCI has been signed, reveals Pankaj Wankhede, the Regional Manager (South Asia).
Speaking exclusively over telephone from Pune on Friday, he said, "Indian cricketers are the busiest athletes in the world. The game of cricket is very physically demanding. Our system (GPS) will monitor their fitness level, measure hundreds of physical metrics including distance, speed, acceleration, deceleration, high-speed running, and dynamic stress load. And, this will enable the physio and trainer to assess players' fitness level and rehabilitation of the injured players".
"The Indian players were made aware of this device and a demo was shown to them in December last year".
"Few other national cricket teams (England, Australia, Sri Lanka) do use them of different brands".
"It is the most user-friendly and accurate device. The vest is worn under T-shirt and only a bulge is seen at the back".
"Members of the Indian team will use them during practice sessions and can be used in the international matches also. Players from Australia and England do wear them during matches", Pankaj Wankhede signed off....