LAHORE – Pakistani all rounder Muhammad Hafeez will leave for India today for unofficial bowling test in biometric lab of Chennai, PakistanTribe.com reported.
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Shehryar Khan said that if Hafeez clear the unofficial test, then PCB will send a letter to International Cricket Council (ICC) to take the official review of bowling action of the all-rounder in any biometric lab.
He said he is very hopeful that Hafeez will clear the bowling action before the World Cup.
The Pakistan Cricket Board decided on to send only one of its two suspended off spinners, Mohammad Hafeez, to India next week for unofficial testing of his bowling action, while Saeed Ajmal will stay in Pakistan.
Former test spinners Saqlain Mushtaq and Mushtaq Ahmed, who have worked with Hafeez, agreed that the offspinner should now be tested at an ICC-accredited laboratory in Chennai, India, before going to the world’s governing body for official testing.
Ajmal will continue to work on his remodeled bowling action with Saqlain and a bio-mechanist at the National Cricket Academy in Lahore.
Earlier, Saeed Ajmal withdrawn himself from the Pakistan World Cup squad as his remodeled bowling action needs further remedial work before it can be officially retested.
Shaharyar Khan, the Pakistan Cricket Board chairman “Ajmal withdrew himself,” . “We didn’t want to take a risk with Ajmal’s career because latest reports suggested his elbow extension was not still within the 15 degrees allowed by the International Cricket Council (ICC) despite all the remedial work on his action.
“We were aware that if he took the official ICC test in a bid to make the World Cup squad and failed it he could be suspended from playing for one to two years and that would mean the end of his career.”
Ajmal had been included in Pakistan’s 30-member provisional squad for the World Cup subject to him clearing his action. The final 15-man squads for the World Cup have to be announced by January 7.
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