Mohammad Hafeez clears bowling action test again
Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez has got permission to bowl again. The spinner was last banned for illegal bowling in the domestic tournament of England ‘T20 Blast’. Hafeez played for Middlesex in the latest T20 Blast.
Hafeez was banned from bowling by England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) this time after the elbow extended by an amount of more than 15 degrees between his arm reaching the horizontal and the ball being released. The rule has determined by International Cricket Council (ICC).
As a result, Hafeez could not bowl in the T20I series against Bangladesh on home soil last month due to his ban on bowling.
Almost six months after the ban, Hafeez was freshly tested at the ICC’s laboratory at Labro University and Lahore. He was allowed to bowl after passing the test. Hafeez was cleared for bowling for the fifth time in his career.
Undoubtedly, this is the good news for Hafeez because Pakistan Super League (PSL) starts on February 20. Now he has no more obstacles to bowl in the tournament.
Hafeez was previously banned for illegal bowling for the first time against Australia in 2005. Hafeez was subsequently banned for his illegal bowling action in the Champions League T20, Test against New Zealand and Sri Lanka in 2017.