Pakistani pacemaker Hasnine is suspended for illegal bowling


Islamabad (AP) — Pakistan’s high-speed bowler Mohammad Hasnine has been suspended from bowling in international cricket due to illegal bowling, the Pakistan Cricket Commission said Friday.

Australian umpires first reported Hasnine last month when representing Sydney Thunder in the Big Bash League, but his bowling action was in Lahore as a fast bowler was due to return to play in the Pakistan Super League. Tested.

“In accordance with illegal bowling rules, we will keep bowling in international cricket suspended until Mohammad Hasnine clears the reassessment,” the PCB said in a statement.

21-year-old Hasnine represented Pakistan with eight One Day International and 18 Twenty20, winning 29 wickets. He is considered to be one of Pakistan’s top young fast bowlers.

Hasnine took three wickets in three games for his franchise Quetta Gladiators in an ongoing PSL, but was dropped for a Thursday match against Islamabad United, where Quetta lost in 43 runs.

According to the PCB, Hasnain was flawed in various deliveries because “good length deliveries, full length deliveries, slow bouncers, and bouncers exceeded the 15 degree limit”.

This report was reviewed by an independent Australian cricket expert. The expert has determined that Hasnine’s bowling behavior is also illegal.

The PCB said it had discussed the report with its own bowling expert working with high-speed bowlers “to fix bowling actions and be ready for reassessment.”

The Cricket Commission also consulted with the PSL Technical Commission and decided not to allow high speed bowlers to participate in the tournament anymore.

“Instead, he will now work with a bowling consultant appointed by the PCB to modify his bowling behavior and apply for a reassessment to qualify him for returning to international cricket as soon as possible,” said the PCB. I am.

Cricket Australia said the expert was pleased with the results of Hasnine’s test in Lahore.

“Mohammad reproduced the bowling action in a controlled environment during the test and confirmed that the results were accurate,” said Peter Roach, Head of Cricket Operations and Scheduling at Cricket Australia. ..

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