These factors have made investing in artificial turfs a profitable venture.
“Children in their development stages must practice barefoot fitness training on natural surfaces like mud to develop their flexibility and strength,” she said.
Allen Thomas Koshy, physiotherapist of the Kerala U-14 football team also pointed out the limitations of artificial turf.
It is preferable to play on artificial turfs only twice or thrice a week.
Children between the ages of 5 and 12 are advised to play on natural grass or mud turf.
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