Foreign coach to join in bowling action review committee

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bdcrictime.comBangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has been working on correcting bowlers’ bowling action for a long time. Now the new technology is being added for the bowlers’ faulty bowling assessment. [নিউজটি বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ এবার অ্যাকশন শোধরাতে আসছেন বিদেশি প্রশিক্ষক]

BCB has bought a new device named Pitch Vision by own financing from England. Not only that, foreign experts are also coming for advanced training.

Managing Information System (MIS) Manager Nasir Ahmed Nasu said, “Several modern cameras and advanced sensors including Pitch Vision have been brought. The analysis of bowlers’ actions is now quite easy by this equipment.”

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As a description Nasu told, “We used two types of softwares to analyze bowler’s action. There is a new automatic device called Pitch Vision, we’ve started working with this. There is another software named Silicon Coach. These devices help to analyze all the videos. If we see, one bowler delivers with a hand being below 15 degrees, we release him. We only work with those who have errors in the action.”

Not only the advanced technology, the technical staff and coaches are being brought from Sussex, England for better training to the Bowling Action Review Committee.

“If all is well, the English instructor named Pete Williams will arrive in Bangladesh on May 7”, Nasu added.

Peter William, who worked with England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) at Sussex and several other teams in the county. In this context, he said, “An expert from England will come to Bangladesh. He’ll be here for a week. He will work with the suspected bowlers, but not with the Bangladeshi bowlers. He will also train the Technical officers in addition to the local coaches and member of the Bowling Action Review Committee.”

Pitch Vision Software was launched officially on Sunday. BCB has got the list of 12 suspected bowlers in the first division.

On Sunday, the review committee has collected video footages of the bowler’s bowling actions from the National Cricket Academy ground in Mirpur. Seven of them in the first session and two bowlers in the second session.

Nazmul Islam Sharkar