Rahul Dravid Stands Against Yo-Yo Test For Youngsters
By CricShots - Nov 7, 2017 2:13 pm
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Rahul Dravid with youngsters

The Indian U-19 will be touring to Malaysia next month for the Asia Youth cup, and the BCCI is looking forward to testing the fitness levels of the youngsters, through a Yo-Yo test. The U-19 coach Rahul Dravid though is cynical about the test for the youngsters. Dravid instead wants to work on improving the skillset of players at this time.

As per the reports of Indian Express, one of the sources at National Cricket Academy, Bangalore said, “The Indian team trainer had thrown the idea of having Yo-Yo test for India under-19 team but Dravid made it clear that it should not be needed for junior cricket. At this age, players should improve their skills. Fitness is important but if he can score runs and take wickets, that should be the parameter of selecting a player.”

This test is now considered a parameter to get an entry into the national squad. Surprisingly Yuvraj Singh and Suresh Raina had failed to clear the test, while it is obvious that Ashish Nehra made way into the Indian team after clearing the test.

Describing the same, BCCI CEO, Rahul Johri said, “The captain, coach, and chief selector, along with the other members of the selection committee in consultation with the support staff (trainer and physio), have set the parameters. The fitness parameters set by the team management for athletes to be eligible for selection are non-negotiable.”