Last Update on: June 19th, 2018 at 02:43 pm
Ambati Rayudu, Sanju Samson, and Mohammad Shami were informed about Yo-Yo test after their respective team selection. All these three players got dropped after they failed to clear the Yo-Yo test.
Meanwhile, the lack of communication between Indian team management and BCCI has raised further confusion.
Sanju Samson was dropped from India A team after he failed to clear the Yo-Yo test. Furthermore, Shami was shown the exit doors from the one-off Test match against Afghanistan. In the recent events, Ambati Rayudu failed to come up good in the fitness test for the England tour.
Players should be better prepared for the Yo-Yo test.
However, a BCCI official said a regular gym player will easily achieve a passing score in the fitness test.
“Anyone who does gym work every day would clear the 16.1 score. In Australia and New Zealand it’s a high of 19 and Pakistan has set a starting score of 17,’’ said a BCCI official.
Meanwhile, another BCCI official added no one is against the fitness test. However, the Indian board should tell its players in advance about the Yo-Yo test.
“These are policy matters that cannot be taken independent of the BCCI. No one is against the players being asked to reach a high standard of fitness. But it’s obligatory of the BCCI to tell its members about the Yo Yo tests before the start of the cricket season”.
Furthermore, the BCCI official said the state teams will put up a fitness test in Ranji Trophy.
Consequently, the players can prepare themselves better for the fitness test in future. In fact, scores of the players will be available on the BCCI site.
“The States will put in place a system for its Ranji Trophy teams and the cricketers will be better prepared. The Yo Yo test scores of all the players have to be displayed on the BCCI website.’’
It was unfortunate for all these players to miss out on their chances. However, they need to maintain a level of their fitness to represent the country at the topmost level.
Meanwhile, a better communication between the officials and the Indian team think-tank can help the players in getting prepared for the upcoming series.