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The ICC has validated Mohammad Hasnain’s bowling action

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) declared on June 9 (Thursday) that express pacer Mohammad Hasnain’s bowling action was judged to be acceptable after the degree of his elbow bending was within the limit permitted by the International Cricket Board (ICC) bowling rules and regulations.

Following a reappraisal by the PCB, the top board determined that Hasnain’s elbow extension was within the 15-degree level of tolerance, and he can now participate and bowl in all forms of cricket, including international and domestic cricket, around the world.

It should be mentioned that the express pacer was forbidden from competing in any form of cricket following his bowling action test on January 21, 2022, at an ICC testing facility in Lahore. An impartial expert from Cricket Australia (CA) verified and analyzed the report, and he called Hasnain’s bowling action ‘illegal.’

After making a few tweaks to his bowling motion, the right-arm pacer was tested again on May 21 at the same testing facility in Lahore, and it was verified by experts before receiving a clean chit from PCB on June 9. (Thursday). In January, Hasnain’s bowling action was noticed while he was competing in Cricket Australia’s domestic cricket championship.

In terms of international statistics, the 22-year-old has appeared in eight One-Day Internationals for Pakistan, taking 12 wickets at an average of 37.91. In the 50-over format, he also had a five-wicket haul. He has played 18 T20Is for the Men in Green and has taken 17 wickets at an average of 30.70. He has yet to represent Pakistan in the game’s longest format.

Now that his action has been cleared, the express pacer will look to run well on the domestic circuit and re-enter the national squad. Meanwhile, Pakistan will play the West Indies in the second One-Day International on June 10.