New Delhi: High-profile fitness trainer Allistair McCaw of South Africa is likely to throw his hat into the ring as the Indian cricket board makes a frantic bid to replace Adrian le Roux, who joined the South African national team earlier this month.
McCaw has been asked by South African provincial team Gautengs trainer Jeff Lunsky to apply for the post, prompted by Indian team physio Andrew Leipus, it was learnt Wednesday.
But it is likely to take some time before McCaw takes the decision as he will apparently be speaking to Le Roux before applying.
If McCaw comes into the picture, Sourav Ganguly and his men could be put under the regimen of a fitness guru with a bigger profile than Le Roux and who, among his many other achievements, has also acted as the personal trainer of present South African captain Graeme Smith.
McCaw earned praises for his work with the Holland team during the World Cup in South Africa, which was rated by experts as the fittest fielding side in the competition.
McCaw has worked with PGA golfers, elite track athletes, world-class sportsmen as well as acted as an adviser for ATP professionals and premier league hockey players.
He also had a few achievements as a sportsman. He was one of the top 10 junior tennis players in South Africa and twice voted the fittest South African in 2000 and 2001. He won a silver medal in the world championship in duathlon (running and cycling) in his age group in Atlanta last year. (PTI)