Four players in the Sri Lanka Cricket squad have reportedly failed the fitness test conducted at the Sugathadasa Stadium yesterday.
SLC launched the ‘2km Run Fitness Test’ for the National Players to ascertain their fitness levels.
Accordingly, 32 of the players out of a 36 member provisional squad training for the Tour of West Indies participated in the test.
The new test, a standard method of determining the ‘Fitness and Endurance’ levels of athletes, replaced the Yo-Yo method adopted by Sri Lanka Cricket.
According to the new test, players were given a target of running the 2 Kilometer distance within a time frame of 8 minutes and 35 seconds.
‘’Going forward, we will adjust the scores as we get better and become world-class.
The Bowlers, Batsmen, and the Wicket Keepers will be given different time targets,’ said Grant Luden, Physical Performance Manager of Sri Lanka Cricket.
“If a player fails, he can do another test within 40 days, and our idea is to achieve the minimum fitness standards before the T20 world cup, which will be played later this year,’’ added Luden.