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Coronavirus Outbreak: Pakistan Cricket Board to organise online fitness tests for players amid COVID-19 pandemic
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Pakistan Cricket Board to organise online fitness tests for players amid COVID-19 pandemic

The Pakistan Cricket Board will conduct fitness tests for over 200 of its locked-down players via video link and the drills, among others, include push-ups, sprints, burpees and the 'Yo-Yo' test.

FIH Pro League 2020: Indian hockey team fitter than ever before, says coach Graham Reid as players ace Yo-Yo Test
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FIH Pro League 2020: Indian hockey team fitter than ever before, says coach Graham Reid as players ace Yo-Yo Test

At a recent Yo-Yo Test, six or seven Indian men's hockey team players — including Sumit and Mandeep Singh — touched the highest level of 23.8. Skipper Manpreet Singh reached 23.2.

Wish you were there when yo-yo test was in demand: Yuvraj Singh to Sourav Ganguly
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Wish you were there when yo-yo test was in demand: Yuvraj Singh to Sourav Ganguly

Yuvraj while announcing his retirement in June this year had revealed that BCCI had promised him a farewell game if he failed the yo-yo test but since he passed, he never got a swansong.

BCCI conducts workshop at NCA to bridge gap in fitness standards between Team India and domestic sides
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BCCI conducts workshop at NCA to bridge gap in fitness standards between Team India and domestic sides

India captain Virat Kohli has always made fitness a non-negotiable subject while representing the country and very soon there could be a system where state team trainers have to follow the training routine of the senior national team.

India vs England: Bhuvneshwar Kumar's ouster from Test squad due to injury puts BCCI support staff under scanner
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India vs England: Bhuvneshwar Kumar's ouster from Test squad due to injury puts BCCI support staff under scanner

Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been suffering from a stiff back since the start of IPL and also didn't play all the matches during the limited overs tour of the UK leg.

India vs England: Ajinkya Rahane opens up on his preparation for gruelling Test series, defends Yo-Yo test
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India vs England: Ajinkya Rahane opens up on his preparation for gruelling Test series, defends Yo-Yo test

Ajinkya Rahane has no time to think of what he could've contributed in the ongoing T20I and ODI series, and is instead focused on his preparation for the India-England Test series that starts from 1 August.

Indian team management to decide whether Yo-Yo test results are to be made public or not, says CoA chief Vinod Rai
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Indian team management to decide whether Yo-Yo test results are to be made public or not, says CoA chief Vinod Rai

Earlier, BCCI treasurer Anirudh Chaudhary had written a letter to Rai, asking about the turn of events which led to Yo-Yo tests becoming a parameter for selection in the Indian team.

Ravichandran Ashwin says his chances of making India limited-overs return depends on how 'others perceive' him
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Ravichandran Ashwin says his chances of making India limited-overs return depends on how 'others perceive' him

Having lost his ODI spot to younger crop of wrist spinners, senior off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has resigned himself to the fate that his comeback will solely depend on how "others perceive" his brand of cricket.

CoA chief Vinod Rai to question BCCI over use of Yo-Yo test as parameter for national selection
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CoA chief Vinod Rai to question BCCI over use of Yo-Yo test as parameter for national selection

Ambati Rayudu emerged one of the highest run-getters (602 runs) in the last edition of the IPL but was dropped from the Indian squad after flunking the Yo-Yo test.

Are yo-yo tests the gold standard of cricketers' fitness? Making the case, for and against
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Are yo-yo tests the gold standard of cricketers' fitness? Making the case, for and against

For the uninitiated, the yo-yo test is an endurance trial developed by Danish football physiologist, Jens Bangsbo

Ajinkya Rahane on standby as India's limited overs vice-captain Rohit Sharma prepares to take yo-yo test
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Ajinkya Rahane on standby as India's limited overs vice-captain Rohit Sharma prepares to take yo-yo test

Test team vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane has been kept on stand by as of now in case Rohit Sharma fails to clear the 16.1 qualifying mark.

Ambati Rayudu fails yo-yo Test: BCCI needs to come up with system that offers cricketers a second chance
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Ambati Rayudu fails yo-yo Test: BCCI needs to come up with system that offers cricketers a second chance

India, and more recently Pakistan, have developed a strange fetish for a fitness level indicator called yo-yo test to the extent that it overrides a cricketer’s form, skill and on-field performance

Virat Kohli clears Yo-Yo test; Ambati Rayudu fails and set to be dropped from India's tour of Ireland and England
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Virat Kohli clears Yo-Yo test; Ambati Rayudu fails and set to be dropped from India's tour of Ireland and England

Virat Kohli is all set to take part in the two-match T20Is in Ireland after clearing the Yo-Yo test but middle-order batsman Ambati Rayudu is set to be dropped after failing to attain required parameters.

Rani Rampal named India captain for women's team's tour of South Korea; Poonam Rani stages comeback
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Rani Rampal named India captain for women's team's tour of South Korea; Poonam Rani stages comeback

Defender Sunita Lakra will be Rani's deputy during the trip. With celebrated goalkeeper Savita rested for the tour, Rajani Etimarpu will be joined by debutant Swati to guard the Indian goalpost in Korea.

Year in review 2017: Has Yuvraj Singh finally seen his India prospects evaporate?
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Year in review 2017: Has Yuvraj Singh finally seen his India prospects evaporate?

2017 has seen certain key developments which are sure to have profound implications on Yuvraj's long-term India prospects. As he tries hard to resurrect his international career, Firstpost writers Debdutta Bhattacharjee and Shantanu Srivastava debate whether he stands a chance.

Yuvraj Singh admits to have faced a lot of failures, but is unwilling to give up on career at least till 2019
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Yuvraj Singh admits to have faced a lot of failures, but is unwilling to give up on career at least till 2019

Yuvraj said, "I would like to tell that I am failing. I still fail. I failed the last three fitness tests but yesterday I passed my fitness test. After 17 years I am still failing"

Ravichandran Ashwin clears yo-yo endurance test at National Cricket Academy
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Ravichandran Ashwin clears yo-yo endurance test at National Cricket Academy

India all-rounder Ravichandran Ashwin, who figured in Tamil Nadu's Ranji Trophy opener against Andhra Pradesh here recently, has cleared the Yo-Yo fitness test at National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru.

India vs Australia: Ashish Nehra's fitness at par with that of Virat Kohli, says Virender Sehwag
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India vs Australia: Ashish Nehra's fitness at par with that of Virat Kohli, says Virender Sehwag

Virender Sehwag says he was not surprised with Ashish Nehra's inclusion in the India squad for the three-match Twenty20 International (T20I) series against Australia.