A comparative study of selected motor ability components & physiological variables between cricket and softball players
Author(s): Nahid Akhtar and Mirza Fahim Beg
Abstract: The purpose of the present study was to compare the selected Motor Ability Components & physiological variables of Cricket and Softball players. Total forty (20 from Cricket and 20 from Softball) male players (subjects) from junior national in U.P., were selected for this study. Their age ranged between 16-22 years. Selected Motor Ability Components (Flexibility, Endurance, and Speed & Explosive Strength) & Physiological variables (Resting Pulse Rate, Vital Capacity & Cardiovascular Endurance) of Cricket and Softball players were selected for this study. For analysis of the data Mean & SD were calculated and to examine the significance difference between the group mean of different Motor Ability Components & physiological variables, ‘t’ test was applied, and level of Significance was set at .05 levels. Significant difference was found between the means of selected Motor Ability Components (Flexibility & Endurance) and physiological (Cardio Vascular Endurance) variables of Cricket and Softball players. No significant difference found between the means of some of Motor Ability Components (speed & explosive strength) and physiological variables (resting heart rate, & vital capacity) of Cricket and softball players. Mean value indicates that in flexibility and explosive strength Cricket players are better than Softball players, Mean value indicates that in endurance and speed Softball players are better than Cricket players. Mean value indicates that in all physiological variables resting heart rate, vital capacity, cardio vascular endurance, Softball players are better than Cricket players.