The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had formulated a new rule of two km run fitness test along with the Yo-Yo test from this year to further raise the fitness level of Team India players. Although the senior players were exempted from this test in view of the Test series against England, now the board conducted this test for the junior-level players for the first time. Players like Sanju Samson, Rahul Tewatia, Nitish Rana, Siddharth Kaul and Ishaan Kishan participated in this test. Now the news is coming that six players, including Sanju Samson, failed in this Test.
After these players failed, the BCCI has said to give another chance as it was their first chance. Now if these players fail the test in the second chance, then their selection in the team may be in danger. A BCCI source told the Times of India that, as this is a new type of fitness test, he will be given a second chance and after a few gaps, a new date will be fixed for it. If a player fails for the second time, then the team that will be selected for five T20 and three ODIs against England will not be selected.
Rule of Yo-Yo test
Let me tell you, when the rule of Yo-Yo test came for the first time, then Mo. Players like Shami and Ambati Rayudu were not able to pass it and then later they worked on their fitness and were able to return to the Indian team only after passing it. Sanju Samson is the biggest name among the players who failed in the 2 km Test because he is part of Team India for the T20 series against England.
The BCCI source said that this test was done for the players who are knocking the doors of the team for the limited format series against England and they are also future players. The first yo-yo test came and now the two kilometer run fitness test. In this test, the batsman, wicketkeeper and spinner have to complete the two km distance in 8 minutes 30 seconds while for the fast bowler it is kept 8 minutes 15 seconds. The source said that, team captain Virat Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri also want to make this test mandatory for everyone like a yo-yo test.