PCB asks ICC for Hafeez reassessment on Feb 5


Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Wednesday asked International Cricket Council (ICC) to set February 5 as the date for reassessment of all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez, ARY News reported.

Mohammad Hafeez was banned for suspected bowling in the month of November.  After which Hafeez’s action was tested at an ICC accredited centre in Loughborough, England. The analysis, an ICC statement said, found the flex in his action to exceed the 15-degree limit for all deliveries.

Afterward, Hafeez was sent to Chennai to undergo remedial work and unofficial tests on his bowling action at Sri Ramachandra University.  He had failed one of those unofficial tests, in January; he bowled 11 deliveries in that test, and of those the flex in six deliveries was above the 15-degree limit.

Hafeez is the part of Pakistan’s World Cup squad but he will not be allowed to bowl in the mega event unless cleared.

According to sources, if Hafeez fails the official test, the ICC’s Bowling Review Group (BRG) will specify a period during which he will not be entitled to approach the ICC for reassessment.

Meanwhile, Saaed Ajmal, who is scheduled to undergo an official action test on January 24,  will leave for Chennai tomorrow.