U19 women cricketers to give online fitness assessment

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Lahore: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced to hold an online fitness assessment of 19 U19 women cricketers from Monday.

According to the press release, the assessment is designed to keep the upcoming cricketers focused and motivated during the Covid-19 pandemic, which has put a standstill on outdoor physical activities.

The players will take tests from 22-26 June in which their hand-eye coordination, body balance, core muscle, and lower body strength along with upper body endurance will be gauged.

The investment on this group of emerging players is in line with the PCB’s strategy of enhancing the pool of women cricketers by creating a U19 pathway program.

“Physical fitness is one of the key elements for any cricketer in order to be successful and thrive in this day and age. It is important that the players are made aware of these requirements right from the moment they enter the system,” Urooj Mumtaz, chair of the national women’s selection committee said.

“The testing battery has been designed keeping in mind the challenges of training indoors in these unprecedented times. The basic purpose behind this assessment is to gauge the baseline fitness of this group along with keeping them involved and motivated,” she added.

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