LAHORE – Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has overlooked Mohammad Hafeez’s bowling action rectification and directed the all-rounder to play the super eight stage of Quaid-e-Azam Trophy.
The governing body has not taken any step to fix Hafeez’s bowling action that has been suspended by the International Cricket Council (ICC) apart from forming a review committee.
On the other hand, the off-spinner had asked PCB to provide a spin coach rather than taking services of the review committee in a bid to make comeback in the bowling department.
Mohammad Hafeez had been slapped with suspension for illegal action after he failed to clear the bowling test that was held in England.
The 37-year-old was found to exceed the 15-degree level of tolerance enforced by the International Cricket Council. This was the third time in last three years that Hafeez was suspended from bowling in the international cricket
He was reported for a suspect action during third ODI against Sri Lanka played in Abu Dhabi on October 18. Hafeez underwent a test on November 1 as he was told to participate in an assessment to check his bowling arm within 14 days and the results confirmed that he violated the ICC regulations.
In accordance with Article 11.1 of the ICC Illegal Bowling Regulations, Hafeez’s international suspension has also been recognized and enforced by all National Cricket Federations for domestic cricket events played in their own jurisdiction.
However, pursuant to Article 11.5 of the Regulations and with the consent of the Pakistan Cricket Board, Hafeez may be able to bowl in domestic cricket events played under the auspices of the PCB.