Four Pakistani Cricketers Fail Fitness Tests, Receive Fines

by Rory Kernaghan | Posted on Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 | 0


Umar Akmal is among four high profile Pakistani Cricketers who failed to pass the fitness test this month (September 2014)

Umar Akmal, Raza Hasan, Shahid Afridi and Abdur Rehman have all failed to maintain the specified level of fitness. They are not the only players to fail to reach the minimum level of fitness for the tests, but are by far the biggest names on the list. Check out the description of the failure over at

“An assessment of 29 players’ fitness was carried out between September 6 and 8, but three players had failed to report for that evaluation due to personal reasons. Among them was Afridi, but he has since had the assessment. Wahab Riaz and Nasir Jamshed are yet to do so and, in their cases, it will have to wait until they are back from Lahore Lions’ Champions League T20 campaign in India.

Five players, meanwhile, were given bonuses for maintaining peak fitness. Shan Masood and Umar Amin will get a bonus of 17.5% every month for the four-month period, while Misbah-ul-Haq, Ahmed Shehzad and Bilawal Bhatti will get 10%.

According to the 2014 contract offered by the PCB, the new physiological screening protocol has been divided into five levels and a player has to undergo 17 different tests to be assessed for fitness. Each component is given 100 points. Level 1, also called the fundamental level, has marks between 0 to 20 and it is considered unacceptable for a player’s assessment to fall within the bracket in which he will receive zero marks. All 29 players have achieved at least the basic fitness level.”

Test results

  • Players who did not clear the test: Sharjeel Khan, Mohammad Talha, Ehsan Adil, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Mohammad Irfan, Shoaib Maqsood, Shahid Afridi, Umar Akmal, Raza Hasan, Abdur Rehman, Khurram Manzoor, Haris Sohail
  • Players who cleared the test: Mohammad Hafeez, Junaid Khan, Younis Khan, Asad Shafiq, Rahat Ali, Zulfiqar Babar, Fawad Alam, Anwar Ali, Azhar Ali, Umar Gul, Adnan Akmal
  • Players who were rewarded for their fitness: Misbah-ul-Haq, Ahmed Shehzad, Shan Masood, Umar Amin, Bilawal Bhatti
  • Absentees: Nasir Jamshed, Wahab Riaz, Saeed Ajmal


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