Women cricketers to give fitness tests via video link

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Lahore: The management of national women’s cricket team has announced to take online fitness tests of 38 players, ARY Sports reported today.

The purpose of taking the fitness tests through video link is to maintain the required fitness standard of national women cricketers.

The video tests will commence on Monday, 11 May, and will run till 20 May, in which the players will undergo prone hold, Bulgarian squats, vertical Jumps and push-ups along with Body Mass Index calculation.

Due to the month of Ramadan, fitness tests for women cricketers will be taken after the prescribed working hours of fasting.

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The tests will have no financial implications on the centrally contracted cricketers and will be conducted under the supervision of Imran Khalil, who has been given the interim responsibilities of fitness trainer.

Urooj Mumtaz, chairman of the national women’s selection committee has emphasized that the modern-day game requires players to maintain optimum fitness levels at all times.

“Our aim is to develop a fitness driven culture and inculcate this within the system in order to produce an elite athlete,” She said in a press release released by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).

“Considering that these are unprecedented and uncertain times and the players are confined to train in whatever spaces are available to them, the testing battery has been modified to ensure they can be conducted without any equipment while staying indoors,” she added.

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