CHENNAI – All-rounder Mohammad Hafeez done with his unofficial bowling action test at accredited lab of International Cricket Council (ICC) in Chennai.
The 34-year-old had his action reported during the first Test against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi last month. He was suspended from all international cricket after a bio-mechanical test in England, which found his elbow flex was more than the permissible 15 degrees.
The unofficial bowling action test of Hafeez was conducted under the presence of ICC officials. The final test of Pakistan all-rounder is likely to be taken on January 6.
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has included Hafeez in the preliminary 30-man squad in hopes that he would get clearance in time. ICC has set January 7 as the deadline for submitting a final World Cup squad scheduled to be held in February and March in Australia and New Zealand.
Earlier, Pakistan’s cricket authorities are confident that key all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez will soon manage to get a green signal from the International Cricket Council (ICC) to bowl at next year’s World Cup to be held in Australia and New Zealand.
Hafeez, who is currently in the South Indian city of Chennai for an unofficial testing of his bowling action, was stopped from bowling after his action was reported as suspect during the first Test against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi last month and he was subsequently suspended after a bio-mechanical test found it was illegal.
Hafeez’s elbow extension was found to be “well over 15 degrees” in an ICC report leading to his suspension.
Though the test in Chennai is an unofficial one, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) officials are confident that if Hafeez clears it, he will go on to pass the official test as well.
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