PCB bio me­chan­ics lab meets int’l stan­dards: Awais

Pakistan Observer - - SPORTS -

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 upgra­da­tion of the lab on reg­u­lar ba­sis.

An­swer­ing a ques­tion, he said the lab will ex- tend 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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