ICC certifies LUMS biomechanics lab for bowling actions assessment


The International Cricket Council (ICC) has certified the biomechanical lab established by Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) in the university as a testing centre for suspected illegal bowling actions in Pakistan.

The Lab has become the first such facility in Pakistan, joining the National Cricket Centre in Brisbane, Loughborough University, Sri Ramachandra University in Chennai and the University of Pretoria as testing centres for players reported under the ICC Suspect Illegal Bowling Action Regulation.

PCB’s Managing Director Wasim Khan said, “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.”

He further said, “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.”