A COMPARATIVE STUDY ON PSYCHOMOTOR COMPONENTS AMONG THE DISTRICT LEVEL CRICKET PLAYERS OF BANGLADESH

Sanjib Kumar Dey, Ashok Kumar Goon

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Psychomotor ability is related to motor control and cognitive aspect. Cricket players need an optimum range of psychomotor ability to perform well in batting, bowling, wicket keeping and fielding. The purpose of this study was to measure the psychomotor capacity that was tested by kinesthetic perception, reaction ability, and coordinating ability among the different age groups cricket players in Bangladesh. Male district level cricket players from Noakhali District Sports Association (NDSA), Bangladesh were randomly selected. The total number of subjects pertaining to the kinesthetic perception was 68; reaction ability 72; and coordinating ability was 76 (including all three groups; U-14, U-16, U-18). The Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) version 14.0 was used for all analyses. One-way ANOVA method was applied for analyzing the data obtained from the present study if there were significant difference found in different groups than the Scheffe post hoc test was used to analyze the mean differences and their significance. For testing the Hypothesis, the level of significance was set at 0.05. There is a significant difference exists among different age levels cricket players in respect of coordinating ability. A proper training schedule must be taken to enhance psychomotor ability.

 

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cricket; psychomotor ability; kinesthetic perception; reaction ability; coordinating ability

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