Match injuries in Sri Lankan junior cricket: A prospective, longitudinal study
Prasanna J Gamage, Lauren Fortington, Alex Kountouris, Caroline F Finch
Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2019
OBJECTIVES: Understanding the nature of injuries in cricket is key to mitigate injury risks and prioritise preventive measures. This study aimed to identify the incidence and nature of match injuries among Sri Lankan junior cricketers. DESIGN: Longitudinal follow-up study with prospective in-season data collection. METHODS: A national survey of schoolboy, division-1 cricket teams in under-15 and under-17 age groups. Using a paper-based questionnaire, distributed to school-teams at the start of the 2016 cricket season, respondents recorded any injuries, including the site, type and mechanism. Match injury incidence rates (match-IIR) (injuries/100 match-player-days) were calculated overall, by..View full abstract
Thanks to the under-15 and under-17 Sri Lankan school cricketers who took part in this survey, teachers in-charge of the cricket teams in facilitating data collection, and Sri Lanka School Cricket Association (SLSCA) for their collaboration. Author Prasanna J. Gamage was supported by an Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) stipend and RTP Fee-Offset Scholarship through Federation University Australia. ACRISP is one of the International Research Centres for the Prevention of Injury and Protection of Athlete Health supported by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).