LAHORE The 15 referees officiating in the 20th NBP National Challenge Football Cup at Multan are among the best officials in Pakistan. All of them had to clear the April 15 referee physical fitness test slated to run at Lahores Punjab Stadium as they should be in good physical condition, said Pakistan Football Federation (PFF)s Director Operation Wng Cmdr (r) Pervaiz Saeed Mir. PFFs President Makhdoom Syed Faisal Saleh Hayat said the quality of the game also played a major role in the development of refereeing. No referee in the world can claim to be the best in the world. One can be a good referee when he makes the least number of mistakes, he added. The new fitness test includes completing 40-meter dash and 10-lap run. The 40-metre dash should be six times in a row. Referees have to complete a dash in 6.20 seconds while assistant referees have six seconds to do the same. Each Sprint will be followed by maximum of 90 seconds recovery (while walking back to the start). The 10-lap run split into 150 meters stride and 50 metres recovery. A course on the running track featuring a 150 metre run in 30 seconds before a walk section of 50 meters in 35 seconds (40 seconds for Assistant Referee), to be repeated a total of 20 times. In past, FIFA referees had to undergo Endurance Test, covering 2700 meters in 12-minute run, and Speed Test of 2 x 50 meters dash in 7.5 seconds and 2 x 200 meter dash in 32 seconds. The test is designed in such a way that the physical fitness and mental toughness of the referees is thoroughly tested. The following 15 referees have been approved for the event: Asif bin Younus, Waheed Murad, Rana Naseer Ahmed, Shafaat Habib, Abdul Aziz, Jehangir Khan, Abdul Sattar Badini, Shahid Hussain, Shahid Rasheed, Akber Doost, Afzaal Ahmed, Muhammad Afzal, Jehanzaib Tipu, Muhammad Zahid, Shamshir Qureshi for 14-day show. It was in the light of this that the PFF finalised a list of 50 referees and 100 assistant referees. The work of these officials would be constantly monitored and it was mandatory that each one of them on the PFF list performed at high level consistently.