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January 27, 2005, 04:49 AM
GP Pacer Hunt
Eight bowl the fastest
Sports Reporter

Eight pace bowlers impressed with an average of 80 mph or above speed in the national final of the GrameenPhone Pacer Hunt programme at the Bangabandhu National Stadium yesterday.

Zahidul Hasan Khan from Gazipur, who had clocked 81 mph in the preliminary rounds, rattled the speedometer with an 86 mph delivery while Waskhurney Ahmed Palash from Comilla followed him with an 85 mph ball.

Having recorded his quickest at 82 mph in the preliminaries, Imran Hossain from Khulna achieved the same speed in the final trial.

The other bowlers to be selected were Robiul Islam (Satkhira), Abed Ali (Rajshahi), Shuvashish Roy (Rangpur), Al-Amin (Dhaka Metro) and Mahbubul Alam (Dhaka Metro).

A total of 25 pacemen took part in the final.

"We will now submit a final report to the Bangladesh Cricket Board. Eight bowlers impressed us today but we will submit our observation on all the 25who participated," said coach Sarwar Imran, who conducted the programme in eleven zones across the country.

The former national coach also informed that they will conduct a similar programme next year to unearth more quick bowlers.

Bat-PadTogether
January 27, 2005, 05:02 AM
We have to take care of these youngstars.Just bowling fast doesnt bring you wickets.Line and length are very important.Control the ball in the air and of the wicket will say if you are complete/compact bowler.The other art of fast bowling are swing,seam,yorkers,cutters,reverse etc. needs to be a good geniune pacer.Really its a good sign that we got so many who can bowl around 80mph.

ManInBlack
January 27, 2005, 08:17 AM
Is this Speedmeter also shows 10 mph less than actual??