PCB bio mechanics lab meets int’l standards: Prof Awais

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LAHORE, June 27 (APP): 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.

He added that we did not officially conduct the bowling action of Muhammad Hafeez and on a request from the PCB we will do so and our reports will be as credible as of any certified lab functioning in any part of the world.

He said the lab can also be useful in movie making specially in animation technology which was used in famous movies of Harry Potter.