Pakistan bowler Mohammad Hafeez has once again got into trouble. Recently, after his action was once again found illegal, he was suspended by the England Cricket Board (ECB) for bowling him from all his domestic competitions. Hafeez plays as an all-rounder in the Middlesex team.
Hafeez’s action, according to a media report, on August 30 last considers suspicious. Hafeez subjects to an independent investigation at Loughborough University after the T20 Blast match between Somerset and Middlesex at Tantum.
The Action Found To Be Illegal
39-year-old Hafeez’s action was found illegal in this jail. It was said in the report of the investigation that during his off-break his elbow was found to be bent more than 15 degrees of the prescribed norm. Hafeez appealed against this report.
The bowling review group gave the decision on
Tuesday, a bowling review group in Lords heard Hafeez’s appeal. After which he suspended Hafeez from all ECB competitions and advised him to improve his action.
What Hafeez Said?
In a statement on Tuesday, Hafeez said, “I have received a report of my bowling action from the bowling review group. Despite finding procedural flaws in the investigation, which the group has found to be correct. I accept this decision, despite the strong possibility of damage to the image. ”
On the action not taken for the first time,
Hafeez said, “As per the ECB rules, I am ready for investigation in an independent center approve by the ICC. In which I can qualify for the tournament organized by the ECB.” This is not the first time that Hafeez has found a flaw in his action. Earlier in 2005, his action first came under scrutiny. After that, he had to face suspension and withdrawal several times.
Hafeez a very experienced cricketer, has played 218 ODIs, 89 T20s and 55 Test matches and was part of the Pakistan team in the recent ICC World Cup in England. But after that, he has not been a part of the Pakistan team. Hafeez, who retired from Test cricket, is still available for T20 and ODI cricket.