Media Release : National Selection Panel Put Emphasis on Fitness

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The BCB National Selection Panel has declared that players selected in the draft list for the upcoming T20 tournament in November-December will have to undergo mandatory fitness test before being considered eligible for the competition. The test has been planned to particularly assess the fitness levels of cricketers outside the National Team, High Performance Team and Under 19 set ups.

Chief National Selector Minhajul Abedin said: “We have been very encouraged by the individual fitness work done by the National Team, HP and Under 19 players during the lockdown period and the effort they had put in helped them adjust quickly when group training and matches started.

‘We expect the other cricketers who may have been outside the set up, to show the same level of commitment to individual fitness and come prepared for the test.” The schedule for the fitness test will be announced following the finalisation of the player list for the draft.