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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) reviewed the team’s 2022 performance on Sunday with the participation of captain Rohit Sharma, head coach Rahul Dravid, and top selector Chetan Sharma. Conversations on the direction of Indian cricket apparently happened at the meeting, which also included BCCI Chairman Roger Binny, Secretary Jay Shah, and NCA Director VVS Laxman. 

Following the meeting, the BCCI made a number of announcements, including changes to the selection process and workload management concerns. The “Yo-Yo” Test returned to the Indian squad, and “DEXA” was also made public as one of the selection criterion.

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Both are “implemented in the customized roadmaps of the central pool of players,” according to a statement from the BCCI. 

DEXA Explained

Bone density is measured using an imaging technique called DEXA (Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry). This test is used to assess bone density and can reveal whether a fracture in the bone is occurring. 

There are two sorts of beams produced by the scan: high energy and low energy. The bone density is determined by counting the number of X-rays that are released after each beam passes through the bone. 

Team India. PC- BCCI Tiwtter
Team India. PC- BCCI Tiwtter

In the meantime, Yo-Yo Tests were discontinued by the BCCI earlier because to increased player weariness while competing inside the Covid-19 bio-bubble. The test returns in the Indian squad since there are no more bio-bubbles in place. 

NCA Will Work In Tandem With The IPL Franchisee To Monitor The Targeted Indian Players: BCCI

The BCCI also disclosed that the board will evaluate the workloads of “selected players” in collaboration with the Indian Premier League teams. 

The decision was made with the October–November 2023 ODI World Cup in mind, which would be organized by India. 

NCA. PC- Twitter
NCA. PC- Twitter

“Keeping in mind the Men’s FTP and preparations for ICC CWC 2023, the NCA will work in tandem with the IPL Franchisee to monitor the targeted Indian players participating in the IPL 2023,” the BCCI statement read. 

A new rule was also mandated by BCCI for rising players. “The emerging players will have to play a substantial domestic season to be eligible for selection to the national team,” read a pointer from the BCCI statement briefing the review meeting. 

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