In a new revelation, it is understood that contracted Team India players undergo quarterly eye test as a part of their mandatory drill. The development was reported by news agency IANS after the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) came out with a proposal that its players will have to undergo eye tests once cricket resumes in the post-novel coronavirus era.
At the moment, cricketing action has been brought to a standstill due to the pandemic situation. However, the cricket board is mulling ways to resume training at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru, but no affirmation have been given on the same.
Virat Kohli and boys undergoing eye tests quarterly for the last three years: BCCI official
According to a cricket board official it is a part of the mandatory check-up for the contracted players. He also said that Virat Kohli and other members of the team have been undergoing the process for the past three years.
“I think it is a brilliant move on their part because cricket is after all a game of reflexes and hand-eye coordination. In fact, Virat and boys have been undergoing eye tests quarterly for the last three years. It is a part of the drill for contracted players.
“You need to ensure that the eye-sight is your strength in this game and if anyone has a problem, you can always get lenses or glasses to sort it out. At the end of the day you are facing bowlers at 140kph and above and even if you miss sight for a fraction of a second, it can cost you,” the official told IANS.