To correct Mohammad Hasnain’s bowling action, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has appointed experienced spinner Saqlain Mushtaq and National High-Performance Center (NHPC) bowling coach Umar Rasheed as bowling advisers.
Hasnain is an asset for the country, according to the PCB, and he is one of the few fast bowlers who can routinely bowl at 145 kph clicks. The board will seek to correct his actions while keeping his future and Pakistan’s interests in mind.
The Technical Committee of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2022 has also urged the bowler to sit out the tournament so he can work on his bowling action and apply for a reassessment to become eligible for international cricket.
After the right-arm fast bowler’s bowling action was deemed to be unlawful, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has suspended him from international cricket.
It’s worth noting that Hasnain’s action in the Big Bash League (BBL) match between Sydney Thunder and Adelaide Strikers at Sydney Showground Stadium on January 2 was ruled illegal by Australian umpire Gerard Abood.
Husnain was subsequently invited to undergo a bowling action test in Australia on January 19, but the PCB chose to test his action at the ICC-accredited testing center in Lahore instead, as the pacer needed to return home for the PSL 2022.
Later, the PCB stated that they had received an official and thorough report from Cricket Australia about Mohammad Hasnain’s assessment test and that his action was judged to be illegal since his elbow extension for several deliveries exceeded the 15-degree limit.
Mohammad Hasnain has played in eight One-Day Internationals and eight Twenty-20 Internationals for Pakistan, taking 12 and 17 wickets respectively.