PCB issues notice to Muhammad Hafeez
Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has issued a notice to experienced allrounder Muhammad Hafeez and asked him to explain his comments about the International Cricket Council (ICC) rules on suspected illegal bowling actions.
A source in the board said that the PCB is not happy with the comments made by Hafeez in his interview to BBC Urdu as it breached his central contract's code of conduct.
Hafeez, whose bowling action was cleared for a third time in three years after a bowling assessment test by the ICC, lashed out at the implementation of rules on bowling action.
There are so many things influencing [who gets called for suspect actions], it has a lot to do with the power of [some] boards and nobody wants to take them on, Hafeez said.
The all-rounder alleged that mostly there are soft corners and relations between people which no one wants to spoil.
What I say is, why not implement the rule and get every bowler in the world to go through [the testing process]. What's the difficulty in that?
So I have my doubts about this [calling system]. This is suspicious, why are match referees or on-field umpires not able to see those flexing up to 35 but me with 16 degrees?, said Hafeez, who has appeared in 50 Tests, 200 ODIs and 81 T20 Internationals.