Chennai becomes ICC bowling action testing centre

Dubai, Oct 2 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) Thursday announced that Cricket Australia’s National Cricket Centre in Brisbane and Chennai’s Sri Ramachandra University have been accredited as testing centres for suspected illegal bowling action.

The ICC took the decision after assessing several criteria at the venues which include an indoor area large enough to allow a player to bowl off his or her normal full run-up, a motion analysis system with a minimum of 12 high speed cameras capable of producing three-dimensional data and suitably qualified personnel.
“The accreditation of these facilities will make testing more accessible for elite cricketers while also providing a more consistent assessment of bowlers’ actions through the common use of the protocols, equipment and processes,” ICC general manager – cricket Geoff Allardice said in a statement.
“The facilities also allow for bowlers in domestic competitions and in under-age squads to be tested against the standard before they represent their country.”
The two centres join Cardiff Metropolitan University as testing facilities for players reported in international cricket under the ICC Regulations for the Review of Bowlers reported with Suspected Illegal Bowling Actions.

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