oa South African Journal of Sports Medicine - The heart rate response of cricket umpires to on-field events
|Article Title||The heart rate response of cricket umpires to on-field events|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Journal of Sports Medicine|
|Affiliations||1 *Sport Bureau, University of Port Elizabeth, South Africa. **Department of Statistics, University of Fort Hare, South Africa. ***Department of Human Movement Studies, University of Fort Hare, South Africa|
|Publication Date||Jul 1998|
|Pages||18 - 23|
|Keyword(s)||Arbitrate, Biographical data, Gamesmanship, On-field decisions, Personality differences, Psychological pressure, Short-range telemetry, Speed of bowlers, Stressfulness of decisions made and ï¿½Sledgingï¿½|
Objectives: This study assessed the heart rate (HR) responses recorded every 15 seconds, of ten umpires (six provincial and four international umpires) to onfield events during limited-overs' cricket matches. Methods: Specific on-field events, including appeals, the umpires resulting decisions and any other tasks the umpire had to make such as calling a no-ball or a wide-ball, were recorded.
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