Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided to impose penalties on cricketers failing in fitness tests.
The national cricketers’ fitness tests will be held on January 6 and 7 at the National Cricket Academy, Lahore.
Central Contract holder cricketers will go through the fitness test in the first phase, while other cricketers will have their fitness tests later.
The fitness tests of Wahab Riaz, Shadab Khan and Mohammad Amir, who play Bangladesh premier league (BPL), will be held on January 20 and 21.
The Pakistan Cricket Board has decided to impose fines on players who did not pass the fitness test while taking drastic measures to keep the players fit.
According to the report shared by PCB, cricketers who fail the fitness test will be fined until they pass the fitness test.
The cricketer’s fitness test will consist of five parts, including Fat Annals, Strength, Endurance, Speed Endurance and Cross-Fit.
Passing the fitness test is included in the Central Contract Clause, but the PCB has not announced it before.
Now players have been formally informed that 15% of fines will be imposed in case of failure.
The PCB also announced that those who continuously failed in the fitness test could lose their central contract.
Director International Cricket PCB Zakir Khan talking to media said that the Pakistan Cricket Board has always given priority to the fitness of national players.