The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has issued a stern verbal warning to the national cricket team players after star batsman Virat Kohli shared his Yo-Yo test score on social media. The revelation of what is considered “confidential information” prompted the apex board to advise players against posting such details online. The move comes as the team gears up for the upcoming Asia Cup 2023 campaign and intensifies their preparations in a five-day skill-enhancement camp in Alur, Karnataka.
Ahead of the camp, all players had undergone the rigorous “Yo-Yo” fitness test to gauge their fitness levels for the impending ACC event. Virat Kohli, former captain of the team, shared an Instagram story showcasing an image of himself and revealing his test score, captioned, “The happiness of finishing the Yo Yo test between the dreaded cones. 17.2 done.”While Kohli’s post may have seemed innocuous, it was met with disapproval from BCCI members. Consequently, the board issued a verbal warning to all players, stressing the importance of keeping confidential matters private, thereby avoiding potential breaches of their contracts.
A BCCI official confirmed, “Players have been informed verbally to avoid posting any confidential matter on social media platforms. They can post pictures while training but posting a score leads to a breach of contract clause.”The Alur camp holds significant importance as Team India readies itself for the Asia Cup, scheduled to begin on September 2. In a bid to enhance the quality of practice sessions, the team’s management has enlisted the support of 14 net bowlers. The Men in Blue are set to kick off their campaign against arch-rivals Pakistan at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Kandy, Sri Lanka.
For the Asia Cup, Rohit Sharma will continue to lead the team, while Hardik Pandya will take on the role of his deputy. The team’s goal is to address weaknesses, refine strategies, and establish a core lineup in anticipation of the highly anticipated 2023 ODI World Cup.