Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

Department

Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport

Document Type

Thesis

Abstract

In a nation of 1.2 billion people, divided by 29 states, 18 languages and various different religions; the sport of Cricket seems to be the only love the country shares. So intense is the power of Cricket that India’s political inclination towards other countries can be assessed from its Cricket schedule. It is a source of pride, economic benefit and political power; however the sport is currently facing numerous corruption scandals. The purpose of this study is to examine the popularity of Cricket related to the corruption issues currently facing the administrators, coaches and players. Specifically, this qualitative study examined player perspectives on corruption, focusing on match and spot fixing, by interviewing professional Cricketers currently playing in India. Outcomes will provide an understanding of the growth and development of Cricket in India, a description of the corruptions in the sport and an understanding of player perspectives regarding the aspects of the game and its problems. The data from this study can prove useful for sport managers in Cricket and other international sports

Advisor(s) or Committee Chair

Dr. Paula Upright

Disciplines

Sports Studies

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