PCB issued a notice to Mohammad Hafeez criticising ICC rules
ISLAMABAD: Shock to Former Pakistani captain and all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez by the country’s cricket board. Saturday issued notices to give an explanation for criticising the International Cricket Council (ICC) rules. In an interview with Berbice Urdu, Hafeez was deeply hurt by the ICC Bowling Action Rules. The bowling action alleges that the ICC is a party and does not take action against board cricketers who have close links with the ICC. He suggested implementing the same rules for all bowlers around the world. He suggested that the bowlers who have a suspected bowling action should formulate a method to test. The Pakistani Cricket Board has sought the explanation of these remarks against the ICC.
The 37-year old allrounder has been cited for an illegal action three times in his career, most recently in October 2017. He has since worked on reducing the flex of his elbow below the 15-degree limit and was cleared to bowl again on May 1.
Hafeez responded to the affairs of these notices and stated that he had participated in the interview with PCB permission. If he interviewed for an hour, he was talking about 15 seconds, and he wanted to see the entire interview and talk to him in any case.
In 2014, his action was reported during the Champions League T20, and then again following a Test match against New Zealand later that year. Having twice been found over the legal limit for elbow extension in that short period, Hafeez was banned from bowling for 12 months. He after undergoing remedial work on his action once again
The ICC allows the elbow to bowl up to 15 degrees while bowling. In this case, the ICC suspected the ban on Hafeez bowling, who had played the role three times more than the rules. The ICC suspended him due to suspicious bowling in the match against Sri Lanka in 2017. On April 17, the exams at the Loughborough University revealed that Hafeez was dropping the elbow within 15 degrees allowed by the ICC. On May 1, canceled the ban on him.