By Bryan Davis, Former West Indies Test cricketer
Shimron Hetmyer and Evin Lewis, two prolific West Indian cricketers, were left out of the tour to Sri Lanka last February by the West Indies (WI) selectors because they did not pass a fitness test. It was reported that both players failed to “attain the new minimum standard fitness requirements in recent fitness assessments,” according to a Cricket West Indies (CWI) release at the time.
I queried as to what exactly is the minimum standard fitness requirements and who sets these standards. I never found out the answers except that the tests were done by Ronald Rogers and Dr Oma Gulston of CWI.