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BCCI Implements New Selection Criteria: Yo-Yo, Dexa Tests Now Mandatory

On Sunday, January 1, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) held a review meeting of the Indian men’s senior squad in Mumbai. While critical conversations like as workload management, fitness requirements, and player availability difficulties took place alongside the roadmap for the ICC ODI World Cup in October-November this year, one of the primary areas of discussion in the conference was the eligibility selection criterion.

The BCCI President Roger Binny, board secretary Jay Shah, National Cricket Academy (NCA) head VVS Laxman, captain Rohit Sharma, and head coach Rahul Dravid were among those who attended the review meeting.

Emerging cricketers will no longer be eligible for national selection until they have played a significant quantity of domestic cricket. Meanwhile, in order to maintain high fitness standards, the Yo-Yo and Dexa tests will be required in future selection criteria and will be included in personalised roadmaps for the central pool of players.

The NCA will collaborate with IPL franchises to monitor the targeted Indian players participating in the 2023 season, with a focus on the men’s team’s Future Tours Programme (FTP) and preparations for the 50-over World Cup.

Meanwhile, the board has made no decision on splitting leadership and coaching, and Rohit Sharma and Rahul Dravid will continue to lead and mentor India across forms for the time being.

The BCCI said last month that it will host a squad review meeting after the Men in Blue’s semifinal elimination from the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 following a devastating ten-wicket loss at the hands of eventual winners England.

At the same time, various sources indicated that the Indian team’s recent 1-2 ODI series loss against Bangladesh will be evaluated by the national cricket body.