The standards for cricketers’ fitness in the National League have not been officially lowered. But there are also opportunities for concessions. The selectors have been given the jurisdiction of the cricketers to take into account other aspects of fitness as well.
The decision came after intense discussion and criticism about the criteria for fitness. Following a BCB tournament committee meeting on Monday, it was announced that some relaxation in eligibility would be required.
The cricketers have been playing with the minimum fitness level test for the National League since last season. In Bangladesh, fitness tests are conducted with the ‘Beep Test’, which is one of the most common fitness tests for athletes. Last season the minimum beep test score for the National League was tied, this time only once.
BCB does not have any fitness program!
From the beginning, there has been a lot of reaction against this decision. In this way, the ’11’ is not a very high score in the beep test. However, some national team cricketers in Bangladesh can not score many times. Many cricketers play in the National League, who have not been in or around the national team for a long time. BCB does not have any fitness program in place throughout the year. There is no good gym or facilities at the departmental level. Still, many of the cricketers were criticising Hoot for setting a minimum score of 5.
Also, in the beep test, only physical ability is tested. There is always distinct importance of match fitness in cricket. Betting in the Beep Test Many times, batting or bowling fitness is not enough. Not having a good score in the beep test can be useful for anyone’s batting-bowling eligibility.
It is the responsibility of the selectors to take into account all aspects of fitness as well. The BCB chief executive said this after the meeting on Monday afternoon.
“The issue of fitness has been talked about. A fitness level has already been fixed. Will try to hold it. Besides, the selectors have also been given the responsibility. ”
“Whatever the target score is, that will be it. As fitness is being discussed and playing an essential role in the performance of cricketers, we emphasise that. Even then, if anyone comes to mind, the selection committee has been given full responsibility, they will consider it. That is entirely their jurisdiction. “
The meeting is set to begin this year with the National League on October 5. The game will be played in four venues across the country, Sher-e-Bangla Stadium in Mirpur, Fatullah, Rajshahi and Khulna.