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Mohammad Hasnain Banned from Bowling Due to Illegal Action



Mohammad Hasnain Banned

Mohammad Hasnain Banned: Pakistan young pacer Mohammad Hasnain has been banned from bowling after found his bowling action illegal.

The ICC-accredited biomechanics laboratory at the Lahore University of Management Sciences, the report of which revealed that his bowling action was not legal.

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“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.

“As per the illegal bowling action regulations, until Mohammad Hasnain clears his reassessment, he will remain suspended from bowling in international cricket,” the PCB said in a statement.

The 21-year-old Hasnain has represented Pakistan in eight one-day internationals and 18 Twenty20s and has taken 29 wickets. He is considered to be among Pakistan’s top young fast bowlers.

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The PCB said it has discussed the report with its own bowling experts, who will work with the fast bowler “so that he can rectify his bowling action and be ready for reassessment.” The cricket board also consulted the technical committee of the PSL and decided not to allow the fast bowler to further participate in the tournament.

“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,” the PCB said.

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“Mohammad replicated his bowling action in the controlled environment during testing and that the results are accurate,” said Peter Roach, Cricket Australia’s head of cricket operations and scheduling.

Cricket Australia said its expert was satisfied with the results of Hasnain’s testing in Lahore.