Andrew Leipus

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Andrew Leipus (born 9 January 1970, Adelaide, Australia) is a physiotherapist.

Since October 1999, he has worked for the Board of Control for Cricket in India as the physiotherapist of the Indian national cricket team.

Leipus retired at the end of 2004. He was credited for substantially upgrading the Cricket team's medical conditions and treatment. In addition to improving facilities and treatment options (he legendarily found on his first day that the team's first aid kit was out of Band-Aids), he encouraged the team to start training in gyms. These training sessions led to a great improvement in the team's fitness level and, eventually, its level of play.[1]

In cricket-crazy India, Leipus became a media fixture whenever key players suffered injuries. Media pressure is said to be one of the reasons Leipus declined to renew his contract. He was replaced by John Gloster.[1] He is now contracted with the Indian Premier League team Kolkata Knight Riders as its physiotherapist


  1. ^ a b "People are saying I am mad to leave". Rediff. 2005-01-13. Retrieved 2006-07-02. 

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