newscricket11 hours ago

Ravi Shastri insists Yo-Yo test is not something to be compromised

Ravi Shastri has adamantly defended the Yo-Yo test stating that it is here to stay and it is not something that any players or board members should compromise. Virat Kohli pointed out that the test has been a proof of stamina and endurance and has made a massive difference in the player's fitness.
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newscricketa day ago

Virat Kohli joins Sachin Tendulkar in condemning two new ball usage in ODI cricket

Virat Kohli has joined Sachin Tendulkar and Waqar Younis to state that the usage of two new balls in ODIs has made the game batsman-friendly. After England’s one dominating performance after another, Tendulkar tweeted that two new balls have reduced the importance of reverse-swing in 50-over game.
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newscricketa day ago

Supreme Court asked me to do a job and I'm doing that at the total behest of the SC, says Vinod Rai

CoA chairman Vinod Rai insisted that he has been doing the job because Supreme Court had asked him to do the job and would resign anytime SC wants him to resign. Rai stated that CoA has been wrongly accused of not doing their job properly and insisted that they just have been following orders of SC.
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newscricketa day ago

Indian cricket team set to play 203 international games in the next FTP cycle

The Indian cricket team are in for a gruelling schedule for the next five-year Futures & Programme Cycle (2018-2023) which will see them play a total of 203 international games. Virat Kohli & Co. will play 51 Test matches, 83 ODIs, and 69 T20Is over the span of five years as per the ICC report.
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newscricket2 days ago

Yo-Yo test was conducted after team selection because of IPL, reveals Saba Karim

BCCI general manager Saba Karim has revealed that the Yo-Yo test for the squad traveling to the United Kingdom was conducted after the team was announced due to this year’s IPL season. Karim added that this time around the Indian players had enough time to prepare for the fitness tests.
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newscricket2 days ago

Rohit Sharma hits out at critics after clearing Yo-Yo test

Putting an end to speculation about his fitness, Rohit Sharma has cleared the mandatory YoYo test today and then lashed out at his critics, who questioned his exemption from the June 15 test. He had taken permission to be exempted from the fitness test as he had a sponsor commitment in Russia.
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newscricket2 days ago

Reports : BCCI’s Yo-Yo test benchmark lowest among all nations

According to reports, the 16.1 score prescribed by the BCCI for the mandatory Yo-Yo test is the lowest among the top teams of world cricket. England and New Zealand have set the cut-off at 19, South African has set it at 18.5, Sri Lankans have it at 17.4 while Pakistan too has it at 17.4.
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newscricket3 days ago

Rohit Sharma passes BCCI-mandated yo-yo test, will feature in Ireland T20Is

Rohit Sharma has slashed all rumours over his fitness as he cleared the BCCI-made compulsory yo-yo fitness test at the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore. The right-handed batsman will now travel with the Indian team to Ireland to play two T20Is on June 27 and 29 at Malahide respectively.
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featurecricket5 days ago

Will BCCI’s over-reliance on Yo-yo test bid well for Indian cricket’s future

BCCI’s decision to replace an in-form Ambati Rayudu on the back of a failed yo-yo test after his brilliant 2018 IPL season would force one to ask whether the board has been giving way more important to fitness than skill. Being a hotbed of cricketing talent, BCCI might have got its focus all wrong.
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newscricket5 days ago

BCCI to ratify decision on player contracts during SGM in Delhi on Friday

The BCCI authorities will meet at the scheduled Special General Meeting on Friday in Delhi and confirm the CoA’s decision to ratify player contracts for the 2017-18 season as was announced in March. The BCCI introduced the new A+ grade which will hand players contracts worth Rs. 7 crores.
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