"He will remain suspended from bowling in international cricket" - read PCB's statement


The 21-year-old young pacer from Pakistan, Mohammad Hasnain has been suspended for his illegal bowling action. He was currently engaged in the ongoing Pakistan Super League and has to go back home after being suspended by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).

In January, the right-arm pacer has undergone tests at the Lahore University of Management Sciences and has also been tested by the International Cricket Council (ICC) approved biomechanics lab.

His bowling action issue came into the spotlight while the youngster represented Sydney Thunder in the Big Bash League last month. He was asked to take the test in Australia but his travelling issues made him schedule his tests to Lahore in Pakistan. 

The PCB today received a formal and detailed report from Cricket Australia, read PCB's statement

Mohammad Hasnain

Considering the reports from Pakistan Cricket Board, "The PCB today received a formal and detailed report from Cricket Australia on Mohammad Hasnain’s assessment test, which stated his elbow extension for his good length delivery, full-length delivery, slow bouncer and bouncer exceeded the 15-degree limits," the PCB said in a statement.

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"The PCB has discussed the report with its own bowling experts and is confident that the problem can be resolved. The PCB will now appoint a bowling consultant who will work with Mohammad Hasnain so that he can rectify his bowling action and be ready for a reassessment.

Mohammad Hasnain is an asset for Pakistan and one of the very few bowlers to consistently click 145kmp," the statement added.

"Instead, he will use this time to work with the PCB-appointed bowling consultant to modify his bowling action so that he can apply for a reassessment and become eligible to return to international cricket as quickly as practically possible.

As per the Illegal Bowling Action Regulations, until Mohammad Hasnain clears his reassessment, he will remain suspended from bowling in international cricket," it further added.