PCB bio mechanics lab meets int’l standards: Awais

Lahore—The head of Pakistan Cricket Boards bio mechanics Laboratory, Prof Awais has said that the facility meets all the required international standards to get accreditation with the international cricket council. According to our record, it is an international standard facility which fulfills all the laid down criteria to get affiliated with the ICC which can send its experts to check its necessary protocols’, he told APP here on Monday.
He said the lab is working on the pattern of an international standard facility which has all the modern facilities to check the illegal or suspect bowling actions. Our lab is open to the ICC experts and we would welcome their useful suggestions for its further improvement, he said.
To a question, Prof Awais said world others bio mechanics labs are functioning at less spacious places compared to PCB lab working at Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) and effort are underway to shift to at a bigger centre in near future. Upgradation of labs, software has been done and its two faculty cameras have been replaced and our lab is working in a perfect manner, he added. He said PCB lab authorities are in touch with other such facilities working in various countries and their experts are likely to visit Pakistan in due course of time whereas our experts will also visit them to seek latest knowledge for up-gradation of the lab on regular basis.
Answering a question, he said the lab will extend services in the field of health care apart from correcting the bowlers with suspect bowling action and serving in the field of sports.
So far, we have tested three bowler reported with illegal bowling action and we have submitted their reports to the PCB, he said.—APP

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