Pakistan’s pacemen banned from bowling in International Cricket

Mohammad Hasnain’s bowling action was found to be illegal and will not be able to take part in International Cricket.

Pakistan’s master Mohammad Hasnain’s bowling action is illegal. The pacer underwent tests on his bowling action last month at the ICC- accredited biomechanics laboratory at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) the report showed that majority of his deliveries which he bowled surpassed the 15 degrees allowed limit for a legal bowling action.

Pakistan Cricket Board received a formal and complete report from Cricket Australia on the pacers assessment test, which stated that his elbow extension for his full-length delivery, slow bouncer, and good length delivery exceeded the 15-degree limit which is legal. PCB believes that the bowling action of the faster can be resolved when they had a quick chat with the bowling experts in the camp. Mohammad Hasnain will be working with a bowling consultant to rectify his bowling action and again be ready to give the test so he is eligible to play.


Hasnain’s action was first reported by the umpires in the Big bash league where he was representing Sydney Thunder. Normally he would have been tested in Australia itself but he was due to travel back to Pakistan to play in the PSL this season. So the decision was made that he would undergo the test in Lahore. He started in the first three games for Quetta Gladiators as regulations allowed him to participate, but was later sidelined in their defeat to Islamabad United on Thursday.

The 21-year-old pacer has been a constant member of the Pakistan ODI and T20 squads and has a T20I hat-trick to his name. And had a brilliant debut match in the BBL where he took 3 wickets for 20 runs.