New Indian Express – CHENNAI:The Yo-Yo test, a bone of contention between the Committee of Administrators (CoA) and BCCI administrators, has spilled on to the cricket field.
- “How was Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s long-standing back injury not picked up by the team physio and trainer, despite having advanced fitness mechanisms in place?
- a senior BCCI official asked, after it emerged that the pacer would be out for at least the first three Tests against England beginning on August 1.
- On Tuesday, Bhuvneshwar was included in the playing XI for the third ODI against England and a day later when the selectors named the Test squad, he was omitted from the side with a BCCI statement reading: “Bhuvneshwar Kumar aggravated a lower back condition in the 3rd ODI against England.
- This has led to BCCI officials questioning the fitness protocals, especially the Yo-Yo test, which has been considered as the be-all, end-all for selection.
- If those tests didn’t show the nature of his injury, then why is the Yo-Yo test being made mandatory for selection?