BCCI asks all Indian players to undergo compulsory fitness test ahead of Bangladesh tour


all Indians players selected for the Bangladesh tour will be subject to a compulsory fitness test before the squad travels to Bangladesh, to ensure that no member of the team carries a niggle into the bilateral series.The normal practice is that players returning from injury only report for fitness tests. IPL franchisees are supposed to send fitness reports to the BCCI at the end of every season, but this time no chances are being taken.

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The fitness test will be conducted on June 6. The squad assembles in Kolkata on June 5. It leaves for Dhaka on June 7 to play a one-off Test and three ODIs, starting three days later.

BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur stated.

“We’ve seen so many players break down mid-tour within the current previous. We need to guarantee this doesn’t occur”

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Ravindra Jadeja and Bhuvneshwar Kumar had to return residence for rehab through the Test collection in Australia. Jadeja had been nursing a shoulder damage, whereas Bhuvneshwar had a nasty ankle. Axar Patel and Dhawal Kulkarni have been flown in as their replacements. Ishant Sharma had injured his knee within the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne, eventually failing the fitness Test ahead of the World Cup and Mohit Sharma changing him within the squad. Earlier, in England, Ishant had damaged down after bowling India to a memorable victory at Lord’s, with what the group administration had described as a “sore leg”.

IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla says:

“The constant coverage of the BCCI is that whoever is feeling fatigued he should report instantly to the secretary. For we’ve an enormous expertise pool and a quantity of players can be found for each slot,”