Mohammad Hasnain, Pakistani fast bowler, is banned from bowling on Friday after an inspection at a biomechanics laboratory in Lahore revealed that his bowling action is illegal.
How To Identify an Illegal Bowling Action?
When a player throws the ball instead of bowling it, this is considered an unlawful bowling action. Match officials apply their common sense and cricketing knowledge to determine whether a player is utilizing an illegal bowling action. If this is the case, they must submit a report.
A prohibited bowling action, according to the ICC’s Bowling Action Regulations, is one in which the player’s elbow extension exceeds 15 degrees, as assessed using conventional analysis techniques from the point at which the bowling arm reaches the horizontal until the ball is released.
An umpire or match referee can call a player for improper bowling action, and the report must specify the doubts regarding the player’s bowling action, including whether the objections are about the player’s standard delivery type or one or more specific variations.
What’s Next For A Bowler After Being Reported?
After being reported for a possible prohibited bowling action, a player must submit to an independent analysis of the bowling action within 14 days of receiving the report.
The test must be performed in an ICC-accredited laboratory. The bowler then required to repeat the precise bowling action for which they were reported during the assessment.
If the evaluation determines that the player’s bowling action was incorrect, the player will be immediately suspended from bowling in the jurisdiction of the board where he was reported, as well as in international cricket if the match was an ICC event.
The disqualification levied as a result of an independent assessment will remain in effect until the Player has submitted to a re-assessment of his bowling action to evaluate that he is capable of bowling without using an unapproved bowling action. Once the re-assessment confirms that the action has been corrected, the disqualification will be removed instantly.
The PCB indicated in Hasnain’s case that the bowler will attempt to improve his bowling action before appealing for review.
The fast bowler, on the other hand, has been barred from participating in the PSL’s current season and has been urged to begin training immediately.