Kunwar Bansil arrived at Yorkshire as their lead physiotherapist ahead of the 2014 county campaign, replacing Scot McAllister, who left to join Scottish Rugby Union’s Sevens set-up.
A former club batsman in the Bradford League with Spen Victoria, Bansil’s most recent employment was as a physio with Hull FC in Rugby League. He is also a qualified level two cricket coach.
Having studied at both the University of Huddersfield and Leeds, Bansil has also worked with the Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust.
Kunwar has a background in cricket having previously represented Leeds/Bradford UCCE, Lincolnshire CCC, and more recently Scarborough CC.
2003 – 2006 – Gained a BSc Honours degree in Sport Science and Physiology from the University of Leeds.
2006 – 2008 – Gained a PgDip (Post graduate degree) in Physiotherapy from the University of Huddersfield.
2004 – 2007 – Gained an ECB Level 2 Cricket Coach’s qualification, undertaken at the Headingley Cricket Centre. Furthermore, as a coach at the Yorkshire Cricket Centre during this period.
2008 – 2011 – Worked as a Rotational Phyiotherapist for the Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust between September 2008 and October 2011.
2011 – 2012 – Promoted to become a Senior MSK Physiotherapist for the Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust between October 2011 and November 2012 working closely with orthopaedic consultants in MSK clinics, neurosurgeons and injection specialists and teaching graduate physios.
2013 – Worked as the physio for the Hull FC First-Team and Academy between January and November including a Challenge Cup Final appearance at Wembley before swapping Rugby League for Cricket with Yorkshire.
2014 – After playing his part in the Championship title success, he was hailed for his work by Jason Gillespie in the book Yorkshire – A Champion Year, published in November 2014: “He’s been absolutely brilliant,” said Gillespie. “We had such a great physio in Scot McAllister, and it’s so hard to replace such a bloke, but we’ve struck gold with Ku. He’s played the game at Scarborough. He’s very quick to tell the boys he got a hundred against Steve Patterson once!”
2015 – Was called upon by England to work with the Performance Programme squad during the winter alongside Yorkshire strength and conditioning coach Ian Fisher.