In the last few days, the Yo-Yo test has created a lot of controversies in Indian cricket. Many cricketers were dropped from the side despite being picked originally after failing the much-touted fitness test.
Very recently, Mohammed Shami failed the test and eventually had to miss the One-off Test against Afghanistan. Sanju Samson also failed to cross the 16.1 criteria out of 25. In order to be eligible for national selection, it is a criteria set by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
On the other hand, national selectors recalled Ambati Rayudu to the squad after a sensational Indian Premier League (IPL). But he also had to head back home after failing a fitness test.
BCCI CEO Rahul Johri has recently asked Saba Karim to discuss on the viability of the test. It has become compulsory for every player to pass.
The trend has been going on since the last year or so. Jogri asked the team of operations to send a draft to Anirudh Chaudhry’s mail to the Supreme Court-appointed. Committee of Administrators (CoA).
It pertains to the different clarifications on the basic set of parameters of the test.
It looks like that there will be an ugly tussle which has created controversies in the past.
The management recently criticized Karim for not giving out the truth and rather disclosing other important information in the dressing room.
“Individuals who have nothing to do with cricket are busy interfering in team affairs. Saba Karim is not telling the entire truth. His remit is to stick to domestic cricket and women’s cricket, not the Indian men’s team,” Team management told ToI.
Saba Karim busy leaking dressing room news to media
“Instead, Karim is busy leaking stories to the media about what happens in the dressing room. For starters, he needs to confirm if his KRA involves interfering in Team India affairs?” the team management added.
“The idea of Yo-Yo tests is not an overnight thing. It’s been designed keeping all relevant officials in the loop. It’s not a one-off either. If there are ideas from former cricketers to improve upon it, then fine. But why politicize the whole thing?
“If there are any questions that need to be asked, let them be with skipper Virat Kohli. Why to play politics when the team is not here and is away on an important tour?” he added.