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PCB plans to import software for detecting illegal actions

Modified 19 Sep 2014, 17:24 IST
Saeed Ajmal
Saeed Ajmal was suspended recent;y for chucking

Karachi, Sep 19 (IANS) Former captain and Pakistan Cricket Board's (PCB) domestic operations chief Intikhab Alam said the board is mulling on importing an Australian software to detect bowlers breaking the 15-degree elbow extension limit allowed by the International Cricket Council (ICC).

"Besides setting up a biomechanics lab at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Lahore with 22 high-speed cameras and related software, we are also planning to import the software which includes using a wrist scanner on the bowler and cameras," Intikhab Alam was quoted as saying by Dawn.

He said bowlers having suspect actions is a worldwide problem. The ICC had confirmed that an independent analysis found top Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal's bowling action to be illegal and suspended the player. The analysis revealed that all his deliveries exceeded the 15 degrees level of tolerance permitted under the regulations.

"We are planning to have Saeed Ajmal undergo bio-mechanic tests with a corrected bowling action before the World Cup so that he becomes available for selection for the mega event next year," said Intikhab Alam.

"The PCB would use all modern methods to stamp out the menace of illegal bowling actions in domestic cricket," he said.

Published 19 Sep 2014, 17:20 IST
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