The Pakistan Cricket Board has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Lahore University of Management Sciences for the setting up of a bio mechanic laboratory in order to facilitate bowlers with illegal actions and to stamp out this menace once and for all.
A PCB press release said that “LUMs will undertake research and development of the project which will be operative by next week. Equipment for the project was purchased by PCB over 8 years ago but was not installed. The PCB will endeavor to obtain ICC accreditation soon after the project becomes operational. It needs to be noted that all other ICC approved biomechanical centers are associated with universities”
Pakistan has suffered in the past due to suspect bowling actions which resulted in the team losing two quality spinners in the form of Saeed Ajmal, Mohammad Hafeez and the lesser known Bilal Asif. Consequently Pakistan’s performance went down as no proper replacements was found especially in the shorter formats. Although Saeed Ajmal returned with a remodeled action but the damage was already done because he was not able to command the same sort of respect and his effectiveness was considerably reduced.