BCCI planning to add one more clause to the yo-yo test

Virat Kohli, who went through a neck-injury, also took the exam and passed it comfortably.

Ambati Rayudu
India batsman Ambati Rayudu. (Photo by JEKESAI NJIKIZANA/AFP/Getty Images)

The much-debated yo-yo test is currently doing the rounds in Indian cricket. However, the exam hasn’t come as a good news for the cricketers for the reason that it is mandatory to clear the same in order to warrant a place in the national team. Recently, Mohammed Shami, Ambati Rayudu, and Sanju Samson had to face the wrath of the examination.

They were omitted from their senior and A teams respectively and suitable replacements were drafted in place of them. Rohit Sharma is another of those cricketers who couldn’t pass the Test during the IPL and is slated to take part in the test in order to prove his fitness. Meanwhile, the board is contemplating over adding another clause to the test.


New inclusions in the test?

The management is planning to conduct the test before selecting the squads for any particular tour. The matter was discussed in the latest meeting of the Committee of Administrators (CoA) where eminent personalities like Saba Karim, the BCCI General Manager of Cricket Operations, Chairman Vinod Rai, Rahul Johri, the BCCI CEO and Diana Edulji was present.

“Going forward, players will be picked after they pass the fitness test. The players gave the fitness test after being picked for the UK tour because of the IPL. It puts the players in an awkward situation and it will not be repeated,” the BCCI official was quoted as saying by the media.

The yo-yo test is conducted on a scale of 25 where an Indian cricketer has to equal or breach the 16.1 mark in order to breach the eligibility criteria of fitness. Virat Kohli, who went through a neck-injury, also took the exam and passed it comfortably. India will play Ireland in a couple of T20Is following which they will visit England for a Test, ODI, and T20I series.

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