Five day test
Peter Gregory was doctor to England's cricket team when they won the Ashes in 2005 and also toured Pakistan. Rob Mortell talks to him about cricket and sports medicine as a specialty
Actually I found the climate very comfortable. It was about 26°C and a dry heat. Outside we wore shorts and T shirts in the day and long sleeves and trousers in the evening, to stop insects such as mosquitoes biting. In fact, there were few mosquitoes so this was perhaps unnecessary, but we still need to set a good example as with using insect repellents. The same applied for using sun cream and hats. The latter is not just to please the sponsors.
Watch this space. I am sure training programmes will be developed and posts will be advertised in the next year. These will be for full time sports physicians wishing to be the new consultants of the future. For those who wish to mix sports medicine with other careers such as general practice there will continue to be a variety of courses, but the diploma and masters schemes