PCB hires Carl Crowe to fix Hafeez’s action

Shukriya Pakistan

Pakistan Cricket Board has taken Carl Crowe onboard in the United Kingdom to help Mohammad Hafeez to rectify his bowling action before he takes the test.

An official of cricket board told the Press Trust of India that Crowe has already started working with the allrounder.

“Crowe has worked a lot with West Indian spinner Sunil Narine and the results were good. Crowe’s name was recommended to us also by the team management,” the official said.

ICC’s imposed 12-month long ban on Mohammad Hafeez from bowling in international circuit, expired on July 12 and now he is available for a reassessment.

According to the official, if the rehabilitation work goes well, Mohammad Hafeez will take the bowling action test before the start of ODI series against England.

“He was not working on his bowling action due to his knee injury which has now improved a lot and he himself is keen to play and bowl in the one-day series,” he said.

Crowe is known to have a good understanding of motion analysis with a minimum 12 high speed cameras that are used by the ICC to assess bowling actions.

Mohammad Hafeez was reported during the test series against Sri Lanka back in June, 2015 in Galle. The 35-year old has been a key player for Pakistan with both the bat and the ball.