Mohammad Hasnain, the Pakistan speedster, has been suspended from bowling in the ongoing Pakistan Super League (PSL), the Big Bash League (BBL) as well as international cricket after failing to clear his bowling action, which was found illegal by umpire Gerard Abood during a match between Sydney Thunder and Adelaide Strikers on January 2.
“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,” the PCB said in a statement.
“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.”
According to the ICC’s rules on illegal bowling actions, the PCB can allow Hasnain to bowl in their domestic tournaments. But they decided to go against it.
The PCB will now appoint a bowling consultant to work with the 21-year-old so that he can rectify his bowling action and be ready for a reassessment.
“Keeping his future and Pakistan’s interest at the forefront, the PCB, on the recommendation of the HBL PSL 2022 Technical Committee, has decided he will not be allowed to continue to participate in the HBL Pakistan Super League,” added the PCB.
“Mohammad Hasnain is an asset for Pakistan and one of the very few bowlers to consistently click 145kmp,” the PCB statement added. “As such, and keeping his future and Pakistan’s interest at the forefront, the PCB, on the recommendation of the HBL PSL 2022 Technical Committee, has decided he will not be allowed to continue to participate in the HBL Pakistan Super League.
“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. As per the Illegal Bowling Action Regulations, until Mohammad Hasnain clears his reassessment, he will remain suspended from bowling in international cricket.”