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Kunwar Bansil (First XI Physiotherapist)


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NAME: Kunwar Bansil
DOB: February 18, 1985, Leeds
ROLE: First-team physiotherapist

Bansil arrived at Yorkshire as their lead physiotherapist ahead of the 2014 county campaign, replacing Scot McAllister, who left to join the Scottish Rugby Sevens set-up and subsequently Manchester City FC.

He has a background in cricket as a batsman, having previously played for Leeds/Bradford UCCE, Lincolnshire, Spen Victoria and Scarborough.

A qualified level two cricket coach, his most recent employment was as a physio with Hull in Rugby League.

Bansil has studied at the Universities of Leeds and Huddersfield, gaining a number of qualifications, including a post-graduate degree in Physiotherapy in 2008.

Having worked for Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, he joined Hull FC, working with the first team and Academy in 2013.

That spell included the club’s Challenge Cup final appearance at Wembley before moving to Headingley ahead of the first of their back-to-back Championship titles.

In 2015, he was called upon by England to work with the Performance Programme squad during the winter.

Bansil is not afraid to tell the story in the Yorkshire dressing room that he once scored a hundred against a bowling attack including Steve Patterson.

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  • Name Kunwar Bansil
  • Born February 18, 1985, Leeds, Yorkshire
  • Role First Team Physiotherapist
  • Nickname Fiz

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