2019, Vol. 4 Issue 1, Part L
Motor fitness in relation to performance among cricketers
AUTHOR(S): Suresh Kumar, Dalwinder Singh and Dolly
The present study was designed to compare the level of motor fitness between high and low cricket performers. A sample of one hundred twenty eight (N=128) inter-college level cricketers from the affiliated colleges to Panjab University, Chandigarh was selected for the present study. Out of 128, sixty four each (N=64) were assigned to the high and low level group of cricketers on the basis of their performance in inter-college tournament. The pull-ups, sit-ups, shuttle run (4X10Mts.), standing broad jump, 50 yard dash and 600 yard run/walk tests were employed respectively to examine the information with regard to selected motor fitness components; shoulder strength, abdominal strength endurance, agility, explosive leg power, speed and cardiovascular endurance. The test of significance (‘t’ test) was used to compare the selected motor fitness components between high and low level cricket performers. Descriptive statistics was also carried out. The level of significance was set at 0.05. The results of the present study indicated that the high level cricket performers were significantly better as compared to their low level counterparts with regard to the overall motor fitness and its components: shoulder strength, abdominal strength endurance, explosive leg power, and cardiovascular endurance. However, low cricket performers had reported better with regard to the motor fitness components; agility and speed as compared to their high performance counterparts.
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Suresh Kumar, Dalwinder Singh, Dolly. Motor fitness in relation to performance among cricketers. Int J Yogic Hum Mov Sports Sciences 2019;4(1):603-606.