Hafeez has been suspended for the third time by the ICC with immediate effect for his illegal bowling action after failing in a biomechanics test in England © Getty Images (File Photo)
Hafeez has been suspended for the third time by the ICC with immediate effect for his illegal bowling action after failing in a biomechanics test in England © Getty Images (File Photo)

Karachi: Former chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Zaka Ashraf on Friday expressed suspicion on England’s Loughborough University’s test report, which led to the suspension of all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez for his illegal bowling action. Hafeez has been suspended for the third time by the International Cricket Council (ICC) with immediate effect for his illegal bowling action after failing in a biomechanics test in England. According to Pakistan newspaper the Dawn, Zaka said the Pakistan off-spinner should have either gone to South Africa or Australia for his bowling action test as countries like England and India have biased attitude against Pakistan players. Mohammad Hafeez to skip Bangladesh Premier League to revamp his bowling action

Zaka, 65, also lashed out at the PCB and said the board’s mishandling of players have ruined many cricketers’ careers. He added that had the PCB been active and used its own bio-mechanic lab at a private university in Lahore, such cases would have been curbed at the early stages itself. Meanwhile, Hafeez has decided to skip the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) and work on his faulty bowling action after the ICC suspended him from bowling with immediate effect. ”I have decided to not go to Bangladesh to play for the Comilla Victorians and instead I will remain in Lahore and work on my bowling action before taking a biomechanics test again at ICC accredited laboratory,” Hafeez said.