KARACHI, April 9: The Pakistan Cricket Board will conduct fitness tests for over 200 of its locked-down players via video link and the drills, among others, including push-ups, sprints, burpees and the Yo-Yo test.
The tests, a bid to keep the contracted players in peak physical condition in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, will be conducted on April 20 and 21, ESPNCricinfo reported.
Due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, cricket in Pakistan, like the rest of the world, has been halted since March 15, and the PCB is banking on the virtual initiative to give a peek into its players� fitness.
Pakistan�s coach cum chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq, along with team trainer Yasir Malik, has written a letter to the players, intimating them of the planned 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. � PTI