EFFECT OF ONLINE CRICKET COACHING PROGRAMME ON BATTING TECHNIQUE AT MSDHONI CRICKET ACADEMY

Satrajit Lahiri, Abhijit Thander

Abstract


Online cricket coaching and Education the programme has recently gained popularity during this pandemic situation in cricket due to the advances in technological and methodological approaches. That’s why MS Dhoni Cricket Academy (MSDCA) has launched an Online Coaching programme (OCP) in Cricket for the budding Cricketers. The purpose of the study was to investigate the effect of a 4-week online coaching programme on batting setup and front foot shots compared to a control intervention. Ten (10) players were randomly selected from different batches as per their stage who enrolled in the Ms Dhoni Cricket Academy. These players were under the experimental group. The researchers have selected cricket players of Bolpur, Santiniketan as a control group who have not undergone any coaching programme during the lockdown period. The experimental, and control group were pre and post-tested through video analysis and subjective rating form prepared by the Chief Coach of MSDCA on batting setup (grip, stance & backlift) and front foot drive. The analysis showed the experimental group significantly improved from pre- to post-test, whereas the Control group showed no significant improvement. It was concluded that the Online coaching module of MSDCA implemented was able to improve the batting set-up as well as front foot drive which is effective for online coaching programme in cricket. This supports suggestions that batting technique can improve through Online coaching programme. The improvement in cricket batting technique experimented in this study suggests that improvement in batting technique might have positive effect ‘on-field’ improvement in batting performance.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.46827/ejpe.v6i7.3333

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