After conducting an evaluation meeting with Team India on Sunday in Mumbai, the BCCI made a number of important suggestions, which it disclosed.
All of these adjustments have been made with one eye on the forthcoming World Cup competition, which is scheduled to take place in India later this year. It is important to remember that India did not win the World Cup for the first time since 2011.
Since then, in all the T20I and ODI World Cups, they have only played in one final, and that was all the way back in 2014. To add insult to injury, the team was defeated by England in the semi-final of the T20 World Cup last year, suffering a humiliating loss by 10 wickets at the hands of England.
The Yo-Yo test was brought back up for discussion during the review meeting that took place on Sunday. This meeting was attended by the likes of BCCI president Mr. Roger Binny, secretary Jay Shah, captain Rohit Sharma, and head coach Rahul Dravid.
It is important to note that Team India has a solid understanding of the Yo-Yo Test, which was implemented for the very first time in advance of the group’s World Cup campaign in 2019.
On the other hand, according to the most recent release, the BCCI has also begun providing players with a brand new test DEXA scan.
“The Yo-Yo Test and Dexa will now be part of selection criteria and integrated in the bespoke roadmaps of the central pool of players,” the BCCI stated in a news statement. “The Yo-Yo Test and Dexa will now be part of selection criteria.”
DEXA scans are helpful for measuring a person’s bone density, as well as their proportion of body fat, lean muscle mass, and water content.
The fact that this test was presented alongside the Yo-Yo exam indicates that the standard for the players’ level of physical fitness is going to be an extremely difficult one.
Reports indicate that the BCCI would also pay particular attention to the physical condition of players who are prone to injury.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) stated in a press statement that “the issues of player availability, workload management, and fitness metrics were also reviewed at length during the meeting along with the pathway to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023.”