International Journal of Yogic, Human Movement and Sports Sciences
2021, Vol. 6 Issue 2, Part C
The effect of yogasanas on selected physical fitness of cricketers
AUTHOR(S): Dr. Jyostnasis Ghosh and Dr. Avijeet Mondal
In present era now it is quite clearly proved that Yoga plays a great importance in normal peoples’ life as well as contributes a lot in different games and sports for betterment in performance. Cricket is first recorded as a game played by schoolboys in Guildford in the sixteenth century and is found recorded in an Italian-English dictionary in 1598. The purpose of this study was to find out the effect of yogasanas on the health related physical fitness namely Flexibility and Abdominal Strength Endurance and skill related physical fitness, namely Balance of cricketers. The study was confined to a particular cricket academy located at Barasat of the age group from 15 to 18 years. The study was delimited to 40 male cricket players selected randomly and divided into two groups namely control and experimental. The data pertaining to the health and skill related physical fitness of the experimental and control group were tested by “t” test. The level of significance chosen was .05. There were significant differences in the initial means and the final means of the health and skill related physical fitness of the subject of experimental group after the completion of six weeks various yogasanas training program as the obtained “t” ratio (4.60) was greater than the tabulated “t” value (2.02) in case of flexibility, then obtained “t” ratio (3.24) was greater than the tabulated “t” value (2.02) in case of abdominal strength endurance and in case of balance, the obtained “t” ratio (2.90) was greater than the tabulated “t” value (2.02). For all three above results the level of significance was set at .05 level at 38 degrees of freedom. It was also evident from the same table that there was no significant difference in the initial and final means of the health and skill related physical fitness of the subjects of control group as the obtained “t” value (1.85) for flexibility, (1.76) for abdominal strength endurance and (1.60) for balance were less in all three cases than required tabulated “t” value (2.02) at .05 level of significance of with 38 degree of freedom.
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Dr. Jyostnasis Ghosh, Dr. Avijeet Mondal. The effect of yogasanas on selected physical fitness of cricketers. Int J Yogic Hum Mov Sports Sciences 2021;6(2):157-159.