Lahore biomechanics lab receives ICC accreditation to test suspect bowling actions

Waseem Ahmed 11:07 26/07/2019
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The facility at Lahore. Image - PCB/Twitter.

Pakistan’s first ICC-accredited biomechanics testing facility became a reality on Wednesday with the laboratory at Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) securing accreditation from world cricket’s governing body.

The facility at Lahore is the fifth biomechanics lab in the world of its kind to secure ICC accreditation with Loughborough, Brisbane, Chennai and Pretoria being the other four.

Completed after 10 years in the making, the biomechanics facility at LUMS will be able to carry out tests on international and domestic bowlers who have been called for a suspect bowling action.

“The accreditation of the biomechanics lab at LUMS is a significant development and it is a step in the right direction in line with PCB’s aim of equipping the board with modern and world-class facilities,” Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) managing director Wasim Khan stated.

“The facility will help us identify and rectify faulty bowling actions at an early stage. In the past we didn’t have a testing centre and a number of Pakistan bowlers were called both at the domestic and international level and then had to undergo remodelling of their action, often at a stage where it was tough for them to regain their effectiveness.

“The lab will also be available to players from around the world and we will work closely with the ICC to make the facility readily available for testing of suspect bowling actions. The facility won’t be restricted for bowling actions only and players at all levels can sort out their technical deficiencies through biomechanical analysis under the supervision of coaches and experts.”

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