Young Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Hasnain, who ended a brilliant stint with the Sydney Thunder in the Big Bash League (BBL), is set to undergo a test for his bowling action which was reported by the umpires.
According to the ESPNcricinfo, he will be tested at the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) accredited biomechanics laboratory in Lahore.
In any case, he is allowed to bowl until the results of his testing come out, which could take up to 14 days. That means, in theory, he could be fine to bowl in the opening games of the PSL.
In his last game in BBL, Sydney Sixers all-rounder Moises Henriques was heard on the stump mic saying “nice throw mate” to Hasnain after he bowled him a bouncer.
Henriques accused the Hyderabad-born pacer, who made his debut at the BBL with a triple-wicket maiden, after failing to play the delivery.
This development will be a blow to Hasnain ahead of the upcoming Pakistan Super League 2022 which is set to roll into action on January 27, and Hasnain is an important member of the Quetta Gladiators squad.
According to the ICC website, an illegal bowling action is where a player is throwing rather than bowling the ball.
“This is defined by the ICC as being where the player’s elbow extends by an amount of more than 15 degrees between their arm reaching the horizontal and the ball being released,” the rules state.
If the player is found to be using an illegal bowling action, then they will be suspended from bowling until they have modified their bowling action and undertaken another test successfully, the rules add.