[caption id="attachment_836735" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-836735" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Hasan-Ali.jpg" alt="Hasan Ali Pakistan cricket team" width="628" height="355" /> Hasan Ali (File Photo)[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>Pakistan bowler Hasan Ali was at the centre of controversy after he claimed a catch despite apparently dropping the ball in their opening tour match against Kent. <p></p> <p></p>The tourists comfortably beat the county side by 100 runs after amassing 358 for seven in their 50 overs on Saturday. <p></p> <p></p>Kent were 176/3 in reply in the 30th over when Alex Blake, on 89, skied a return catch to Ali. <p></p> <p></p>Video footage emerged on Monday that showed the seamer appeared to floor the catch. <p></p> <p></p>https://twitter.com/Saj_PakPassion/status/1122545348197666816 <p></p> <p></p>But Ali continued his celebration as the ball lay on the ground and the batsman was not given a reprieve by the umpire. <p></p> <p></p>The laws of cricket state that a catch is completed only when "a fielder obtains complete control over both the ball and his/her own movement". <p></p> <p></p>The image of Pakistani cricket was damaged by a spot-fixing controversy that blighted their England tour in 2010, with three players handed bans from the game. <p></p> <p></p>Pakistan announced on Monday that veteran batsman Shoaib Malik has returned home to deal with a personal issue but is expected to rejoin the team in 10 days' time. <p></p> <p></p>"The PCB will not be making any further comments and fully expects all concerned to respect Shoaib's privacy," the Pakistan Cricket Board said in a statement. <p></p> <p></p>Pakistan are playing one Twenty20 match and five one-day internationals against England before the start of the World Cup in late May.