International Journal of Yogic, Human Movement and Sports Sciences
2018, Vol. 3 Issue 1, Part W
Reliability and factorial validity of the out-swing bowling test battery in cricket
AUTHOR(S): Dr. Ashok Kumar Singh and Gurpreet Makker
The gained popularity of sports/games in the competitive sporting industry invites an enormous participation of youth resulting to a valid, reliable, objective and authenticated skill test for the selection of the players on the basis of their skill acquitted. Based on the fact the scholar initiated to develop and validate a skill test for the selection of Out-Swing bowlers in Cricket. For the construction of Out-Swing bowling playing ability test, a total of 200 cricket players were selected from different affiliated clubs with minimum experience of 5 years playing in the registered clubs under Delhi District Cricket Association (DDCA). The age group of the subjects ranged from 18 to 22 years and the mean age of the subjects was found to be 19 years. The study was conducted only on male players. In the first stage with the help of the experts and keeping in mind the feasibility criterion a total of four skill tests were developed for assessing the performance of the in-swing bowlers. All the 4 skill test items were administered to the Cricket players at the selected Cricket Academies/Clubs in the South West Delhi Region. Factor Analysis was used as a tool to select the best suited skill test items. The factor analysis was applied by using the Principal Component Analysis (Unrotated Factor Loadings with Varimax Rotation). Final solution so obtained was used to identify the different factors. These factors were given an appropriate name depending upon the characteristics of the variables contained in it. Test Retest method was used to establish the reliability of the skill test battery. The factor analysis yielded 2 factors for Out-Swing Bowling. A high Reliability, Validity and Objectivity coefficients were established for the selected skill tests of the playing ability battery of Out-Swing Bowling. Hull scale norms were developed for interpreting the results.
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Dr. Ashok Kumar Singh, Gurpreet Makker. Reliability and factorial validity of the out-swing bowling test battery in cricket. Int J Yogic Hum Mov Sports Sciences 2018;3(1):1260-1264.