Mohammed Hafeez Fails Unofficial Testing

Published 01/04/2015, 4:03 AM EST
Mohammed Hafeez ©NDTV Sports


Pakistani all-rounder Mohammed Hafeez has failed the unofficial testing of his bowling action in Chennai, India. This means the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) won’t apply for the official testing of Mohammed Hafeez’s action and he can only be picked up as a specialist batsman for the World Cup Squad.

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Hafeez was first reported in the Champions League T20 and then in a test match against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi. After that he played the ODI’s and T20 only as a specialist batsman.

The test was conducted at Sri Ramachandra University where Hafeez bowled 11 deliveries and of these the flex in six deliveries was above the 15-degree limit. The average flex in the deliveries bowled by Hafeez over the wicket was 16 degrees. Of the five deliveries bowled round the wicket by him, two had 17 and 19 degrees of flex respectively.

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Mohammed Hafeez, also nicknamed ‘the professor’ in the Pakistan team, is the second bowler from Pakistan who has been suspended for illegal bowling action after spinner Saeed Ajmal. Ajmal withdrew from the World Cup as he had no chance of clearing his action before the World Cup.

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Gurkirat Singh Gill

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A sports enthusiast since 2003 with my first experience of connecting with sports being the Cricket World Cup 2003. Studying Engineering in Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology, University of Delhi, but pretty sure will not become an Engineer.

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