ICC approve Chennai and Brisbane as testing centres

Cricket Australia's National Cricket Centre has become an accredited illegal bowling action testing venue

Cricket Australia’s National Cricket Centre has become an accredited testing venue for suspicious bowling actions

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The International Cricket Council (ICC) have approved centres in Chennai and Brisbane to be used as venues where suspicious bowling actions can be tested.

The Sri Ramachandra University in Chennai and Cricket Australia’s National Cricket Centre in Brisbane have joined Cardiff Metropolitan University as testing facilities for bowlers who are reported for having a suspicious bowling action.

According to an ICC release, both centres were assessed on numerous factors, including whether they had “a motion analysis system with a minimum of 12 high speed cameras capable of producing three-dimensional data”.

“We are pleased to announce the accreditation of these two new testing centres, which will help us better manage the issue of illegal bowling actions in cricket,” Geoff Allardice, the ICC’s general manager – cricket, said. “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 ICC protocols, equipment and processes.”

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