Mohammad Hafeez visits England for remedial work on his bowling

Mohammad Hafeez was reported for the third time for his bowling action in October 2017.

Mohammad Hafeez | AFP

Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez, who was recently banned by ICC for having an illegal action, on Thursday, once again flies to England to undergo remedial work on his bowling action.

In October 2017, Mohammad Hafeez was reported for the third time for his bowling action during the Pakistan and Sri Lanka ODI series. Later, the all-rounder went to England to take the ICC’s bowling assessment test but failed to clear the biomechanics test, and then ICC officially suspended him from bowling in international cricket for 12 months. Now, Hafeez will work with biomechanics specialist Dr. Paul Herron and bowling Coach Carl Crowe in England.

As per PTI, an official in the Pakistan Cricket Board said, “The specialists will study Hafeez’s bowling action and put him through different unofficial tests and then suggest remedial measures so that he can again take the ICC test to get clearance to bowl in international cricket once again.”

Sources also said that the PCB had agreed to send the all-rounder to England after Hafeez insisted he could correct his bowling action and take the ICC test again, as the 37-year-old was not satisfied with the bowling action review committee formed by the board to work on his bowling action and insisted on flying to England to get help from Crowe and Herron.

On December 22, Pakistan due to announce the squad for the upcoming New Zealand tour after fitness tests at the National Cricket Academy in Lahore, and Hafeez is confident to be picked because of his batting abilities and experience.


By Rashmi Nanda - 15 Dec, 2017

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