Bilal Asif”s post match celebrations have been cut short as his bowling action has been reported after the third ODI against Zimbabwe where he bagged the man of the match award after his brilliant spell of bowling where he took 5 wickets.
Intikhab Alam while talking to ESPNcricinfo has said that ” Bilal’s action has been reported after the third ODI and we are following the procedure with the ICC”
This is the third time a Pakistani bowler has been reported following Ajmal and Hafeez. This goes on to show that still a lot of work needs to be done to improve the action of bowlers at the grass root level where it all begins because as soon as they show up on the international stage their action is reported.
The ICC rules regarding spin bowling and off spinners in particular is now very strict and rigid so anything that goes slightly against those rules will be at a high risk. The testing of Bilal’s action including dates and minor details are yet to come.