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BCCI Makes Yo-Yo Tests Compulsory For Selection

BCCI has made it compulsory for cricketers to pass the 'yo-yo' endurance test if they wan to find a place in the national side.

BCCI Makes Yo-Yo Tests Compulsory For Selection

  • The rule will be applied to all cricketers, including those who play just Test cricket
  • The decision is taken to maintain consistent fitness standards across formats.
  • All current players new reforms and asked to adhere to the guidelines set by the team management.
  • Time will be given to get back to peak fitness to those who fail to meet the requirements.

What is Yo- Yo Test?

  • The yo-yo test requires players to pace themselves methodically — starting with a modest jog to the eventual gut-busting sprint — as they shuttle back and forth between two rows of cones kept 20 metres apart. 
  • Each run needs to be timed with the three beeps that are played in the background. These are the signals for start, turn and finish. 
  • With the timing between the beeps constantly decreasing, each subsequent 40m circuit requires more speed. Getting beaten twice by the beep means the end of the test. 
  • The final score is determined by the laps completed and the speed gathered.

About BCCI

  • BCCI stands for Board of Control for Cricket in India.
  • It is the national governing body for cricket in India. 
  • It was formed in December 1928
  • Its logo is derived from the emblem of the Order of the Star of India, the British Raj emblem during the colonial period.
  • It is headquartered in Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai

Key People

  • President: Vinod Rai
  • Chief Executive: Rahul Johri
  • Vice President: Rajeev Shukla
BCCI Makes Yo-Yo Tests Compulsory For Selection BCCI Makes Yo-Yo Tests Compulsory For Selection Reviewed by insiya yadav on October 11, 2017 Rating: 5

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