CoA to Ask BCCI Why Yo-Yo Test is the Only Fitness Criteria For Selection

Published - 24 Jun 2018, 09:12 PM | Updated - 24 Jun 2018, 09:13 PM

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The Supreme Court appointed Committee of Administrators is going to ask the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) that why Yo-Yo test is the only fitness test. The Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) chief Vinod Rai is likely to meet Cricket Operations Manager, Saba Karim.

Rai will also take a presentation from the Bengaluru-based National Cricket Academy (NCA) trainers regarding the fitness test.

Meanwhile, Ambati Rayudu, Sanju Samson, and Mohammed Shami were shown an exit door. Both failed the fitness test.

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CoA chief to take a presentation from NCA Trainers:

In fact, these three players were notified about the fitness test after their Indian team selection. Consequently, it had raised confusion between team management and the Board in itself.

“Yes, the CoA chief is aware of the recent discussions. He hasn’t interfered till now as it was a technical matter. But in the coming week, he plans to get a holistic information from the head of Cricket Operations Saba Karim,” a senior BCCI official, closely working with CoA told PTI.

The official added Rai is aware of the ouster of Ambati Rayudu and Sanju Samson from India and India A team respectively. Thus, CoA can ask about the whereabouts of the test.

“Mr. Rai is aware of the Rayudu and Sanju Samson case. He knows that there are contrarian views about how much importance should be given to the test. It’s not decided but he might ask for a presentation from NCA trainers about this particular test,” the official said.

In fact, BCCI treasurer Anirudh Chaudhary had questioned the authenticity of the test.

Also, Chaudhary had written a letter to the CoA. Anirudh asked them that how a player like Rayudu, who scored a truckload of runs be suddenly unfit.

“This raises serious questions about functioning of the selection process at the moment since a player who has done exceedingly well in the IPL against best of international bowling. And thereafter attended NCA to work further on his strength and conditioning is selected and is then declared unfit and hence replaced,” Chaudhry wrote in his letter to CoA.

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Yo-Yo test is here to stay, says Ravi Shastri.

In fact, Indian head coach Ravi Shastri had made it clear that the Yo-Yo Test is here to stay. Moreover, BCCI is also looking forward to organizing the fitness test before the Indian team selection in the upcoming future.


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