Pakistan's Lahore University of Management Sciences has been accredited by the International Cricket Council (ICC) as a testing centre for suspected bowling actions. <p></p> <p></p>Lahore is the fifth such centre after National Cricket Centre in Brisbane, Loughborough University, Sri Ramachandra University in Chennai and the University of Pretoria. <p></p> <p></p>ICC General Manager Geoff Allardice praised Pakistan Cricket Board's commitment to deal with the menace of illegal bowling actions. <p></p> <p></p>"I want to congratulate the Pakistan Cricket Board, who worked in conjunction with LUMS to fulfill all criteria required for an ICC accredited testing centre. This reflects the PCB s effort and commitment to deal with suspect illegal bowling actions," Allardice said in a statement. <p></p> <p></p>He continued, "The accreditation of the LUMS University as an ICC testing centre means bowlers reported in international cricket and Pakistan s domestic competitions can be referred to this facility, where they will be tested according to international protocols." <p></p> <p></p>The facility at the LUMS University was assessed against a range of criteria, including having an indoor area large enough to allow a player to bowl off his or her 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 experienced in using such systems and capable of implementing the ICC testing protocol. <p></p> <p></p>The ICC has provided a full set of testing equipment and software to the LUMS testing centre, as it has done with the other accredited centres, to allow for a consistent assessment of bowlers across the different facilities worldwide.