Mohammad Hasnain to undergo action test after being reported by BBL Umpire

Pakistan right-arm pacer Mohammad Hasnain practicing in bowling session

Pakistan right-arm fast bowler Mohamamd Hasnain will undergo an action test in Lahore facing an accusation of illegal bowling action reported by KFC BBL Umpires in his first appearance of the league.

Pakistan right-arm fast bowler Mohammad Hasnain does not get a warm welcome in Pakistan followed by an accusation of illegal bowling action reported by KFC BBL Umpires in his first appearance of the league and the youngster will undergo an action test in Lahore as he left Australia for the preparation of PSL.

A concern of Queensland’s border restrictions and PCB’s early recall of their players for the preparation of the HBL PSL 2022 resulted that Hasnain could not undergo biomechanical test in Austrlia.

However, Cricket Australia will retain the jurisdiction over the analysis after the result of the 21 year old’s bowling action and will check if the action is legal or not under the strict protocols set by ICC.

If the result goes against the favor of Hasnain, who has already played eight ODIs and 18 T20 internationals, would not be allowed to bowl during Australia’s forthcoming tour of the Pakistan in March where three ODIs and a one-off T20 are scheduled to be played. 

 Meanwhile, according to the ICC’s regulations, PCB can allow Hasnain to bowl in the upcoming edition of HBL PSL 2022 despite the results of the test.

The ICC’s ‘regulations for the review of bowlers reported with suspected illegal bowling actions’ states:

“where a player has been suspended from bowling … their National Cricket Federation may (but shall be under no obligation to) permit the player to continue to bowl in their own domestic competitions.”

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) recently called-off its players from BBL who are also featuring in the PSL 2022 starting end of this month.

“Unfortunately, the Pakistan Cricket Board confirmed it had rescinded its permission for Fakhar to play our remaining games, along with all Pakistan players currently involved in the BBL and summonsed him to return immediately to prepare for the Pakistan Super League,”

the Heat said in a statement just hours before its match with the Stars on January 16.

Cricket NSW’s head of male cricket Michael Klinger said he hopes that Hasnain overcomes this action test to come back later and play for the club.

“Hasnain was a very popular member of the Sydney Thunder and made a positive impression both on and off the field,”

Klinger said in a statement.

“The Thunder fully support his endeavours to clear his action and hope to see him back at the club in the future.”

Waqar Younis and Brad Hodge reaction

The former Pakistan bowling coach, Waqar Younis talked about the matter and claimed that he has watched the video and found nothing wrong in the youngsters bowling action.

“I did not find any issue with Hasnain’s action in my 2 years bowling coach [with Pakistan cricket team] stint but I think we should ask a Level 4 coach to come and improve his bowling action if there is room,”

said Waqar Younis.

Former Australian cricketer Brad Hodge also jumped in to defend the young gun and lifted up his morale.

“That was wrong from Moises Henriques. It is against the spirit of cricket and he should be punished. He can let the umpires know, but he cannot say that on the field to the bowler,”

added Hodge.