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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2017, Vol. 4, Issue 1, Part E

Relationship of flexibility with velocity of ball in fast bowling in cricket


Author(s): Dr. A Sisodia and Dr. Bagchi

Abstract: Background: The objective of the study was to find out the “relationship of flexibility with velocity of ball in fast bowling in cricket”.
Method: Sixty male cricket players (out of sixty-five, five did not complete all test items) with the age group of 17 to 25 years, from various Universities of Goa, Maharashtra and Karnataka state, were selected for the study. Velocity of ball was selected as a dependent variable and flexibility were considered as independent variable. Flex measure case with yard stick and rural guide inserted was the equipment to measure the flexibility of ankle and shoulder. Modified sit and reach test served as equipment to measure hip flexibility and Bridge up test was administered in order to assess the spine flexibility and Goniometer was used as an apparatus to measure the flexibility of wrist and velocity of ball in fast bowling was measured by dividing distance by time taken by the ball to travel that distance of 17 meters. For the present study co-relational design was used. To establish the significant relationship between flexibility with velocity of ball in fast bowling in cricket, Pearson’s Product Moment Correlation was used. The significance of hypothesis was tested at 5% level.
Results: The result reveals that spine flexibility (.726), and wrist flexibility (.726) had significant correlation and contribution with velocity of ball in fast bowling in cricket shoulder flexibility(.236), hip flexibility (.015) and ankle flexibility (.099) had no significant correlation with velocity of ball in fast bowling, in cricket.
Conclusions: it is noticed that if spine flexibility and wrist flexibility increases, velocity of ball in fast bowling in cricket will also increase and if spine flexibility and wrist flexibility decreases, velocity of ball in fast bowling in cricket will decrease.


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How to cite this article:
Dr. A Sisodia, Dr. Bagchi. Relationship of flexibility with velocity of ball in fast bowling in cricket. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2017;4(1):286-288.
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