The Pakistan Cricket Board will conduct fitness tests for over 200 of its locked-down gamers through video hyperlink and the drills, amongst others, include push-ups, sprints, burpees and the ‘Yo-Yo’ check.
The tests, a bid to preserve the contracted gamers in peak bodily situation within the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, will likely be carried out on April 20 and 21, ‘ESPNCricinfo’ reported.
Due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, cricket in Pakistan, like the remaining of the world, has been halted since March 15, and the PCB is banking on the digital initiative to give a peek into its gamers’ fitness.
Pakistan’s coach cum chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq, together with crew coach Yasir Malik, has written a letter to the gamers, intimating them of the deliberate fitness tests.
“With all the limitations and lack of resources at the moment, we have chalked out this new fitness battery with everyone given an equal opportunity,” the letter reads. “You have been knowledgeable effectively earlier than time to be sure you are mentally and bodily prepared for it. All the tests will likely be carried out on video hyperlink by your crew’s trainers.
“To preserve your fitness stage you want to be disciplined and preserve working arduous.” The centrally contracted cricketers will do the check in entrance of the nationwide-crew head coach, whereas gamers inside every province will carry out in entrance of their respective trainers.
The drills include 60 push-ups in a single minute (full vary), 50 sit-ups in a single minute (full vary), 10 full chin-ups in a single minute (full vary), 30 burpees in a single minute, 25 Bulgarian break up squats (either side), 2.5 meter standing broad bounce, Reverse plank for 2 minutes and Level 18 Yo-Yo check.
Pakistan has six provincial groups, every of which has 32 contracted gamers – 16 every within the first and second XIs.
The COVID-19 pandemic has to this point claimed over 88,000 lives the world over whereas infecting greater than 14 lakh individuals.