newscricket5 hours 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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newscricket11 hours 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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newscricket12 hours 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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newscricketa day 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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featurecricket3 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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newscricket3 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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newscricket4 days ago

India relies too much on Virat Kohli off late on overseas tours, says Manjrekar

Ahead of India's much awaited England tour, Sanjay Manjrekar has opined that India, especially on foreign tours, are too dependent on skipper Virat Kohli. Manjrekar, however, has put his confidence in the Indian bowlers stating that they will do well in England after their exploits in South Africa.
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featurecricket5 days ago

Winners and Losers from India’s thumping win over Afghanistan

Though a one-off Test match against Afghanistan wasn’t the best possible warm-up game for India ahead of their England tour, the match did throw some idea about how players could pan in of the overseas series. Here are the winners and losers from the match and what does it mean going forward.
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newscricket6 days ago

Virat Kohli set to lead India against Ireland after successful yo-yo test

Virat Kohli has successfully cleared the BCCI mandated yo-yo test at the NCA in Bengaluru and will lead the Indian senior team against Ireland in the two T20Is scheduled for June 27 and 29. Kohli was sidelined after the IPL with a neck injury that he has now recovered from to feature on the UK tour.
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newscricket6 days ago

Virat Kohli takes the Yo-yo fitness test but still no update on his neck injury

Indian skipper Virat Kohli undertook BCCI's mandated compulsory Yo-yo fitness test recently that would determine his availability for the strenuous month-long tour of England starting June 27. However, the board is yet to declare an update on Kohli’s neck injury and the test results.
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