2018, Vol. 3, Issue 1
A study of morphological of junior and senior cricket players and specific motor fitness of bowlers and batsman of Goa
Author(s): Chandu G Lamani and Dr. Pratap Singh Tiwari
The main purpose of the present study was to compare the Somato body type profile of Junior and senior cricket players of Goa and Specific Motor fitness of Batsman and bowlers of Goa, who are actively participating state and national tournaments. Do the three Somatotype components of junior cricketers differ from those of senior cricketers? Also the specific motor fitness variables differ from batsman with bowlers. All the cricketers had competed at least at the state level and national level. For the morphological Somato body type purpose of the study a total of 100 cricketers were examined 100 subjects were divided in to Four Groups Under-14 (N=14), under -16 (N=19), Under-18 and Seniors Above the age 18 below 23 years of age. For the specific game related motor fitness variables 50 samples were recruited and they were equally divided in each age category group for the purpose of the study. 18 anthropometrical and 03 specific motor fitness variables were measured and recorded. To find out the difference among the group in Somato body type for Hypotheses each of the three Somatotype components of u-14, u-16, u-18 and senior cricketer were subjected to analysis of independent variance. Following significant omnibus F-ratio, post-hoc, Scheffe’s test was administered to locate significant difference between means. For specific motor fitness variable descriptive analyzes was carried out and 0.05 was set for significance level. The author found that there was difference in Somato Body type characteristics and specific motor fitness variables among junior and senior cricketers of Goa. The results of the present study for junior and senior cricketers were not as conclusive as for the senior cricketers and batsman with bowlers. One of the reasons, why many of the morphological a profile and specific motor fitness variables different from each other was that, the junior cricketers were still maturing and senior cricketers were already matured. In the present study sample size of young cricketers was very small. Therefore, it is recommended to replicate such an investigation with larger sample size.
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How to cite this article:
Chandu G Lamani, Dr. Pratap Singh Tiwari. A study of morphological of junior and senior cricket players and specific motor fitness of bowlers and batsman of Goa. Int J Physiol Nutr Phys Educ 2018;3(1):543-550.