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.

Summary

  • “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?


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