Yo-Yo Test
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Last Update on: June 2nd, 2018 at 03:08 pm

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The Indian players in the Test squad for the much-awaited Afghanistan match will undergo the mandatory much talked-about Yo-Yo Test before the iconic Test match at Bengaluru.

Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has made it a norm for every player to undergo the fitness test. India will square off against Afghanistan in a historic Test match from June 14.

The team management and the support staff of the hosting team will examine the detailed report of the fitness procedure.

Consequently, the support staff will submit their report to the Indian board ahead of the Test fixture. The Indian players will take the Yo-Yo Test on June 8 at the reputed National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru.

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Ajinkya Rahane will lead India against Afghanistan. Credits: Getty Images.

BCCI has made it mandatory for all the players to clear the Fitness Test.

In fact, it is not only the Indian national team players who will go through the fitness Test but also the players of the India A team.

India A is all set to tour England to play a tri-series against England Lions (England A) and Windies A.

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Moreover, the A team players will report on June 3 and June 4 respectively for the Fitness Test in Bengaluru.

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Indian team. Credits: AP

“The players will have to undergo a mandatory yo-yo test. Though the team has been already been picked for the lone Test against Afghanistan. It’s a procedure which each player has to follow. The players, who will be travelling to England too will have to undergo a yo-yo test in the coming weeks,” sources in the BCCI confirmed.Indian Players to Undergo Yo-Yo Test Before the Afghanistan Test

Meanwhile, BCCI has made it mandatory for all the players to undergo the fitness test last year. Furthermore, the players need to achieve a standard score to get a green chit for selection.

Even if a player is in good form and injury-free, however, he is not able to clear the Yo-Yo test, then he would not be considered for selection.

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