HEADLINE: Fitness test may not be right for cricket

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link CaribbeanCricket.com Joined: Mar 5, 2003
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2/7/20, 11:16:13 AM 

A lecturer in Sports Sciences at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, has questioned the relevance of the Yo-Yo test in determining the fitness of the region’s best cricketers.

While acknowledging it did measure “general, overall fitness”, Dr Rudolph Alleyne has suggested that the test might not be the best way to gauge the fitness of cricketers.

His comments have come following a decision on Monday by Cricket West Indies (CWI) to axe Shimron Hetmyer and Evin Lewis from this month’s One-Day tour of Sri Lanka after they both failed to meet the minimum standard of the Yo-Yo test.

During a subsequent interview with Barbados TODAY, CWI’s chief executive Johnny Grave maintained that players who wanted to gain selection to any of the West Indies’ men or women’s teams, first had to pass the test.

However, Dr Alleyne, who is also the Academic Programme Coordinator at UWI and has a degree in sports psychology and exercise physiology, said while the Yo-Yo test catered more so to aerobic fitness, cricket was more anaerobic in nature.

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link Drapsey Joined: Dec 25, 2007
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2/7/20, 11:24:57 AM 
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Hetmyer and Lewis should sue.

link doosra Joined: May 25, 2004
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2/7/20, 11:29:31 AM 
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“This test then has some relevance to general overall fitness but more specifically aerobic fitness. Sports like cricket, however, are predominantly anaerobic in nature – 95 per cent anaerobic and five per cent aerobic.


was hoping he would expand a bit more on this

link vsingh Joined: Apr 28, 2015
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2/7/20, 11:35:50 AM 

link doosra Joined: May 25, 2004
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2/7/20, 11:37:36 AM 
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so can someone say how they getting 40 in this test?

link vsingh Joined: Apr 28, 2015
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2/7/20, 11:44:08 AM 
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Good question.

I remember when Skeritt took office he said people will be selected based on cricket and cricket only.

I understand what fitness is for, But Lewis was your best batsman in the recently concluded series and once hetmyer gets going he's unstoppable.

These guys should have an exemption too with a vision to reach or exceed the minimum requirement at next testing.

link doosra Joined: May 25, 2004
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2/7/20, 11:45:22 AM 
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i mean literally the number 40

link vsingh Joined: Apr 28, 2015
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2/7/20, 11:46:58 AM 
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I am going to have to google that big grin

link doosra Joined: May 25, 2004
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2/7/20, 11:48:46 AM 
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we have been asking about it a while...the intl scores suggest 20ish as peak...cwi seh 40

clearly it;s a variant or somethign else big grin

link Kay Joined: Jan 31, 2015
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2/7/20, 12:37:51 PM 
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I understand what fitness is for, But Lewis was your best batsman in the recently concluded series and once hetmyer gets going he's unstoppable.

These guys should have an exemption too with a vision to reach or exceed the minimum requirement at next testing.

I am with you here. If anyone deserves an exception is the guy who averages over 50 in his last 5 ODI's when compared to the other fit batsmen acing the local (40) yo yo ....

link vsingh Joined: Apr 28, 2015
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2/7/20, 12:49:36 PM 
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I am assuming 40 suppose to be 14 or something (Maybe there was a misunderstanding about the number) since I am reading India passing score seems to be 17

link vsingh Joined: Apr 28, 2015
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2/7/20, 12:50:59 PM 
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Oh well, I guess they still have a re-test available.

link InHindsight Joined: Feb 23, 2007
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2/7/20, 1:04:15 PM 
However, Dr Alleyne, who is also the Academic Programme Coordinator at UWI and has a degree in sports psychology and exercise physiology, said while the Yo-Yo test catered more so to aerobic fitness, cricket was more anaerobic in nature.


That is an interesting assessment I, as many, hadn't thought of.


But it opens up for good debate.
I do recall hearing it said that our great fast bowlers of the past developed their endurance and stamina from continuous beach workouts.

This we know is easy on the body.

May the debate continue

link Maispwi Joined: Feb 3, 2003
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2/7/20, 1:14:48 PM 
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I am assuming dat if a player does 2 4 minute miles he will get 100 which wud mean dat 40 eh all dat.

Surely by now CWI can enlighten de public. Wat happen to transparency?

link Kay Joined: Jan 31, 2015
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2/7/20, 2:23:29 PM 
But it is not that hard to achieve. Thankfully, only a low benchmark is set, meaning only a low level of fitness is required to pass the test. The benchmark of level 16 is not very hard to achieve. Maybe that is the point. Not much is expected, just a minimal level to show that the player has a basic level of fitness required to play a game of cricket, and is not hiding an injury.

I still don't get the CWI requirement of 40!

link vsingh Joined: Apr 28, 2015
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2/7/20, 2:30:09 PM 
I think I figure this blasted thing out!

Level 40 is 1600 Meters in accumulated distance . Essentially 40 meters is 1 shuttle/level.

link Larr Pullo Joined: Nov 12, 2002
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2/7/20, 2:30:16 PM 
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This "Dr" Alleyne knows fuck all about cricket. Ever had to run a quick two then recover to face the next ball on a hot facting day?

link Ewart Joined: Mar 4, 2005
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2/7/20, 2:36:51 PM 
Ths fitness thing does not really apply to cricket.




It is more applicable to Lickit Cricket.


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link Larr Pullo Joined: Nov 12, 2002
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2/7/20, 2:40:25 PM 
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Really?

When a fast bowler bowls 15 to 20 overs of a 90 over per day match, how many miles do you think he runs? When a batsman score a hundred how many miles does he cover in just running singles and twos etc?

link Dukes Joined: Dec 5, 2002
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2/7/20, 2:42:50 PM 
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And you know fuck all about aerobic and anerobic respiration so allyuh equal!!!!!


lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol

link Larr Pullo Joined: Nov 12, 2002
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2/7/20, 2:52:23 PM 
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Differences. The main difference between aerobic and anaerobic respiration is whether or not oxygen is present. Aerobic respiration needs oxygen to occur, while anaerobic does not. During aerobic respiration, carbon dioxide, water, and ATP* are produced.

Examples of anaerobic exercise include heavy weight training, sprinting (running or cycling) and jumping. Basically, any exercise that consists of short exertion, high-intensity movement is an anaerobic exercise.

*Adenosine Triphosphate or ATP – is the primary energy carrier in all living organisms on earth.

Let me know if you need any more information.

link camos Joined: May 5, 2003
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2/7/20, 3:19:58 PM 
Man just throwing some shit out, sort of like Black in the back,notice he is just speculating.

link Courtesy Joined: Apr 15, 2009
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2/7/20, 3:25:22 PM 
So, the Yo-Yo test is good for the other test playing countries but not appropriate for we? Something is amiss here.

What needs clarification is the scoring on the YO-YO test as implemented by CWI.

link Larr Pullo Joined: Nov 12, 2002
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2/7/20, 3:29:43 PM 
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The Sports Science department(UWI?) set the mark and confirmed with the Director of Cricket. So one of them two should know what a gwan!

link Courtesy Joined: Apr 15, 2009
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2/7/20, 3:52:02 PM 
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Clarity, clarity, clarity. This is all we ask.

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