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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2020, Vol. 7, Issue 5, Part D

Anthropometric profile of district level cricketers of west Bengal


Author(s): Ankur Biswas and Asok Kumar Ghosh

Abstract: Anthropometric characteristics and somatotype profile give information about basic foundations of an individual concerning the tools of motor ability. Cricket is most popular sports in India yet very few studies have been caried out on specific anthropometric characteristics of the cricketers. Hence, the present study was carried out to explore the specific anthropometric and somatotype characteristics of the cricket players according to their areas of specialization. A total 60 male cricketers with the mean age of 17.58±2.09 yrs were classified into three categories and total 13 Anthropometric components including somatotype profile have been evaluated. Bowlers have greater height, greater arm span for beneficial at time of bowling delivery. The somatotype characteristics of the batsmen are 2.8-3.9-3.3, followed by bowlers (2.8-3.8-3.4) and all-rounders (2.9-3.8-3.5). Overall, these somatotype characteristics of the cricketers possess a meso-ectomorphic physique (2.8-3.8-3.4). The present study highlights that the district level cricketers of West Bengal possess mesomorph physique followed by ectomorph.

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How to cite this article:
Ankur Biswas, Asok Kumar Ghosh. Anthropometric profile of district level cricketers of west Bengal. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2020;7(5):240-244.
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