Mohammad Hafeez is free to bowl once more after his bowling motion handed an evaluation take a look at. The Pakistan allrounder, who has confronted troubles with the legality of his bowling motion all through his profession, was reported in a Vitality Blast sport in August final yr. An evaluation at Loughborough College then concluded the bowler’s elbow prolonged past the permitted 15-degree threshold, and he was banned from bowling within the ECB competitions.
Nonetheless, after present process testing at LUMS college – additionally an ICC-accredited testing centre – in Lahore, an impartial panel concluded his elbow didn’t exceed the utmost 15-degree mark, and due to this fact, the suspension was lifted.
The ruling comes at a very helpful time for Hafeez, with the PSL simply across the nook. Resulting from agreements between worldwide cricketing boards, the ECB ban meant he was prohibited from bowling in worldwide video games in addition to competitions organised by different boards world wide, together with on the PSL.
Hafeez has been reported, suspended and subsequently cleared quite a lot of instances previously six years when the ICC started to crack down on unlawful bowling actions with larger frequency. However Hafeez’s issues along with his bowling motion return a good distance. He was first reported over 15 years in the past throughout an ODI tri-series in Australia in 2005. In 2014, his motion was reported through the Champions League T20, after which once more following a Check match in opposition to New Zealand later that yr. Having twice been discovered over the authorized restrict for elbow extension, Hafeez was banned from bowling for 12 months.
After his ban ended, he returned to bowling after clearing a bowling take a look at in 2016 however the situation arose once more in October 2017, when he was reported throughout an ODI in opposition to Sri Lanka. He was suspending from bowling as soon as extra, earlier than being cleared by Loughborough College in Could 2018. A number of months later, throughout an ODI in opposition to New Zealand, Ross Taylor implied Hafeez was bowling with a bent arm, main then Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed to slam Taylor’s gesture “disgraceful”.