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`Half-fit players would not be selected`

New Delhi: Players who are not fully fit at the time of team selection will not be considered for future tournaments, according to BCCI sources.

"Earlier, half-fit players were picked in the hope that they would recover fully by the time the tournament starts but the Board has learnt from its experience in the last two Twenty20 World Cups and from now onwards, only fully fit players would be considered for selection," a top board source said.

Lack of fitness is being cited as one of the major reasons behind India`s dismal show in the recent Twenty20 World Cup where they could not win a single Super Eight stage match.

Coach Gary Kirsten was aghast with the poor fitness level of the team and he is learnt to have identified Yuvraj Singh, Zaheer Khan and Rohit Sharma unfit for cricket at any level.

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