Physical performance, Balance diet, and Sleep are the vital prerequisite for dynamic top athletic performance at competitions. Proper nutrition and practice are considered as the base for concrete sports performance. Sleep is often mistreated by athletes in order to have more practice and improved athletic performance. In 21st century cricket is globalized and changed in such a way that no player want to afford any limitations in match. Cricket departments i.e. Batting, Bowling, Fielding chiefly requires consistent practice drills matches and proper fuelling through diet. Sleep which is considered as crucial part of daily routine is missing somehow and somewhere in regular dedicated practice. The accuracy is dependent on our brain functioning better brain functioning can be achieved through proper recovery and rest.
The aim of the study was to find out how sleep deprivation will affect the catching accuracy of cricket players. For the purpose of the study, 15 male cricket players from Heritage International School, Aligarh Uttar Pradesh were selected (age group 14 yrs – 17 yrs). The experiment was conduct for three days. The group was first provided with complete 8 hour sleep and catching accuracy test was conducted. The same experimental group after one day gap was deprived form one night sleep and then catching accuracy test was conducted. The mean catching accuracy score of Day one was (8.47) and the mean catching accuracy score of Day three was (6.27) and the mean difference the Day one & Day three catching accuracy was (2.20) & tested by ‘t’ test. The significance difference exists between pre-test mean and post-test mean because calculated t value 5.60 is greater than the tabulated value 2.14. Day two scores were found to be statistically significant at. 05 level of confidence. On the basis of recorded data a complete sleep can play vital role in enhancing the accuracy of catching ability of cricket players.