Srinath to identify flawed bowling actions

Published: Friday, February 10, 2006, 23:53 [IST]
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Colombo:Former Indian fast bowler Javagal Srinath has been named in the three-member Bowling Action Advisory Panel (BAAP) to identify bowlers with potentially flawed actions at the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup underway here.

Other two members on the panel include ICC's High Performance Manager Richard Done and biomechanist Marc Portus, the member of the ICC's panel of human movement specialists, ICC said in a statement today.

In a repeat of a process, that took place at the previous tournament in Bangladesh two years ago, the BAAP will identify and report to the ICC any bowlers with suspected illegal actions before they graduate to full international cricket.

The review panel's aim is to identify and report on bowlers who need help with their actions and ICC General Manager, Cricket, David Richardson believes the presence of the three experts is an important step towards dealing with the problem of illegal actions in international cricket.

"The game's elite young cricketers are all in Sri Lanka and it is expected many of them will graduate to full international cricket over the coming years. By identifying any player who has a flaw in their technique now, there is the opportunity to address the problem before they graduate to senior international cricket," he said.

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