Pakistan pacer Mohammad Hasnain has received a suspension from bowling in international cricket after his action was found to be illegal at the ICC’s accredited testing centre in Lahore. Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) released a statement regarding Hasnain getting banned after the test on his bowling action was conducted.
In a statement regarding the same, PCB wrote: “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.”
He further added, “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.”
The 21-year-old has undergone extensive testing in Lahore since he was reported on January 2 👇https://t.co/xN7c7vLJ8C
— ICC (@ICC) February 4, 2022
PCB also stated that Mohammad Hasnain will not be allowed to continue playing games in the ongoing season of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) and will use the time to modify his bowling action.
Elaborating the same, PCB wrote: “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 Pakistan Super League.”
They further added, “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.”