What Influences First-Level Cricketers? Exploring Responsible Factors And The Way Forward

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Muhammad Aslam , Prof. Dr. Sonia Aslam , Prof. Zulaikha Karim , Faiz Ul Hasan Shah , Inam Ullah , Shahid Ali Khan , Pir Muhammad Abdul Aziz Shah


Background: The Quaid-e-Azam Trophy is a domestic first-class cricket competition in Pakistan. Exploring the factors influencing any sport plays an important role in the development and promotion of any game.

Objectives: The basic purpose of the study was to determine the factors influencing first-class cricketers of Quetta Province, Pakistan.

Method: In this cross-sectional study, 100 first-class cricketers were recruited with the help of snowball sampling. Self-made structured questionnaire was developed and used to collect required information. The questionnaire’s reliability and validity were evaluated and approved. Data were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics by SPSS software version 25.

Results: The analyzed data described that existing facilities, favouritism and terrorism produced positive and significant correlation with paucity of cricket players. The analysis further indicated that that existing facilities, favouritism and terrorism produced significant effects upon paucity of cricket players:

Conclusions: The paucity among national level cricketers has different factors. In the current study, the most influential factors are prevailing standard of infrastructural sports facilities, favouritism and terrorism. Given that the population of this study is limited to the game of cricket, further studies should be performed on the players of other games such as football, volleyball, and athletcis.

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