The Pakistan Cricket Board ( PCB) has announced it will conduct fitness test of 38 women cricketers via video link.
“The video tests will commence on May 11 and will run till May 20 in which the players will undergo Prone Hold, Bulgarian Squats, Vertical Jumps and Push Ups along with Body Mass Index calculation,” the cricket board stated in a press release. “The tests will be held outside the fasting hours in the backdrop of Ramazan.”
PCB claimed that it will not have any financial implications for the centrally contracting players. “The fitness tests will be conducted under the supervision of Imran Khalil, who has been assigned the role interim fitness trainer.”
Women’s team selection committee chair Urooj Mumtaz said the modern day game needs players to remain fit at all times. “Our aim is to develop a fitness driven culture and inculcate this within the system in order to produce elite athlete.”
The former cricketer went on to say that tests were altered to make sure they can be carried out indoors without any equipment.
Earlier on April 20 and 21, PCB had carried out fitness tests for its male players via video connection.