Last week when Pakistan Cricket team coach and cheif selector Misbah ul Haq said that he will like his players to focus on their fitness during Coronavirus lockdown, he was serious as Pakistan Cricket Board has come up with home fitness test for its cricketers.
As reported by ESPNCricinfo PCB iabgoing to conduct fitness tests for more than 200 of its cricketers who are under lockdown due to global pandemic of Coronavirus through video link.
Among other drills include push-ups, sprints, burpees and the ‘Yo-Yo’ test.
The tests will be conducted on April 20 and 21, ‘ESPNCricinfo’ reported.
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.
“You have been informed well before time to make sure you are mentally and physically ready for it. All the tests will be carried out on video link by your team’s trainers, ” Report said.
“To maintain your fitness level you need to be disciplined and keep working hard.”
The centrally contracted cricketers will do the test in front of the national-team head trainer, while players within each province will perform in front of their respective trainers.
The drills include 60 push-ups in one minute (full range), 50 sit-ups in one minute (full range), 10 complete chin-ups in one minute (full range), 30 burpees in one minute, 25 Bulgarian split squats (each side), 2.5 meter standing broad jump, Reverse plank for two minutes and Level 18 Yo-Yo test.
Pakistan has six provincial teams, each of which has 32 contracted players – 16 each in the first and second XIs.
The COVID-19 pandemic has so far claimed over 88,000 lives across the world while infecting more than 14 lakh people.