Chairmen of Pakistan Cricket Board, Najam Sethi and Dr. Umar Saif, VC of Information Technology University of Punjab signed MOU to use player profiling software to keep track of cricket players performance during PSL 2018. These measure are taken to enhance their performance. PCB & ITU Signs MOU for Unique Match Analysis During PSL18.
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The name of software is Insights, which is a unique match analysis and scoring facility. This software is developed by ITU in order to facilitate PCB for making detailed profile of each player. In this way players will be able to know weak and strong points of their performances.
PCB & ITU Signs MOU for Unique Match Analysis During PSL18
Insights software will be used for upcoming Pakistan Super League as well as for other domestic matches in Pakistan. This excellent software is developed by project leader Talha Rehmani and his team with input and guidance from cricket experts, including chief selector Inzamamul Haq and head coach of National Cricket Academy Mushtaq Ahmed.
Najam Sethi while praising the developers of insights said that:
PCB understands the importance of modern technology and its value for cricket both at the top and grassroot levels. I am hopeful that this platform will help us analyse skills of our players.
Dr Umar Saif, an adviser to chief minister Punjab and chairman of the PITB, said:
“It’s a huge step towards digitisation of cricket in the country and I hope that it helps Pakistan cricket, especially since we are set to become the pioneers of providing such a facility at grassroot level.”
How Insights Software will work:
“Insights” has a parallel scoring application where the scores for the matches with the minutest details are entered using an android tablet. One can also enter a lot of additional information alongside scores, like field placement, pitch and weather information, ball pitch spot, swing and height estimation.
The system can be used by two users at a time for entering the details of the same match to cover it with greater precision. A handler can add scores whereas at the same time an analyst can add information on pitch, field etc. This software can identify trends and factors affecting the bowling performance of every individual bowler.
This is a very positive step towards digitization as Insights will provide a new era of development in IT sector and PCB.