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Shaik Imran Pasha selected as video analyst by the BCCI

He is the first person from the North Zone of the ACA to complete the test He was also the first person to be selected as computer analyst last year
He is the first person from the North Zone of the ACA to complete the test He was also the first person to be selected as computer analyst last year

Shaik Imran Pasha of Visakhapatnam District Cricket Association has been selected as a video analyst by the Board of Control for Cricket in India. He is the first man from the North Zone of the Andhra Cricket Association (ACA) to successfully complete the test conducted by the BCCI.

Mr. Imran Pasha was also the first from the North Zone of the ACA to be selected as a computer analyst by the BCCI in an examination held in August last year and covered seven matches, including the Corporate Cup matches here.

He is one of the 58 selected by BCCI as a video analyst, in the test held on February 15 in Goa. The results were announced recently. Three others from ACA, Naga Chaitanya, G.N. Srinivas, who is a former Ranji player and V.V.B. Subba Rao from other zones of the ACA were among those selected.

Describing the job of a video analyst, Imran Pasha said Ranji matches, BCCI's board matches and inter-State matches are videographed by six cameras and the decisions made by the umpires are analysed under the supervision of the umpires' coach of the match. The umpires' coach discusses the decisions with the two on-field umpires at the end of each day's play. A CD prepared by the video analyst is sent to the BCCI and this is one of the factors taken into consideration when umpires are posted for different matches.

Twenty nine-year-old Imran Pasha is a wicketkeeper-batsman and played for Andhra University in the inter-university tournament in 2000. He also holds the record of having added 305 for the first wicket with S. Ramesh for Vizag Colts against Vizag Blues in The Hindu trophy during the 2004-05 season. Imran Pasha made 122 and Ramesh 125 in that match.


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