Pakistan pacer Mohammad Hasnain action found illegal, suspended from bowling

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Pakistan pacer Mohammad Hasnain action found illegal, suspended from bowling. Pic/Twitter BBL
Pakistan pacer Mohammad Hasnain action found illegal, suspended from bowling. Pic/Twitter BBL

Srinagar, Febuary 4: Pakistan young pacer Mohammad Hasnain who was reported foe suspected bowling during Big Bash League has been suspended from bowling as tests confirmed his action to be illegal.

Pakistan Cricket Board after conducting test on Hasnain’s bowling action at ICC accredited testing centre in Lahore on January 21 has said that reports confirms that Hasnain bowling action is illegal.

“The PCB today received a formal and detailed report from Cricket Australia on Mohammad Hasnain’s assessment test, which stated his elbow extension for his good length delivery, full length delivery, slow bouncer and bouncer exceeded the 15-degree limits,” PCB statement said.

“The PCB has discussed the report with its own bowling experts and is confident that the problem can be resolved. The PCB will now appoint a bowling consultant who will work with Mohammad Hasnain so that he can rectify his bowling action and be ready for a reassessment,” it said.

In a statement issued PCB has termed Hasnain as an asset whom they will help till the problem would be rectified.

“Mohammad Hasnain is an asset for Pakistan and one of the very few bowlers to consistently click 145kmp. As such, and keeping his future and Pakistan’s interest at the forefront, the PCB, on the recommendation of the PSL 2022 Technical Committee, has decided he will not be allowed to continue to participate in the HBL Pakistan Super League,” PCB statement reads.

“Instead, he will use this time to work with the PCB-appointed bowling consultant to modify his bowling action so that he can apply for a reassessment and become eligible to return to international cricket as quickly as practically possible,” it said.

Until Hasnain’s clears reassessment test on his bowling he will remain suspended.

“As per the Illegal Bowling Action Regulations, until Mohammad Hasnain clears his reassessment, he will remain suspended from bowling in international cricket,” PCB statement added.

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