Hafeez withdraws from BPL following suspension

Fowling suspension and bowling action being declared illegal, Pakistani all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez has withdrawn himself from the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League. His action was found illegal after an independent assessment by ICC.

While talking to the GEO, Mohammad Hafeez confirmed that he has decided against going to Dhaka and joining his BPL team for the remainder of the league.

“I will stay here and work on my bowling action,” he said.

Hafeez was scheduled to leave for Dhaka on Friday to join his team Comilla Victorians for the remainder of Bangladesh Premiew League. He was picked by the team as a genuine all-rounder but the ICC’s decision meant that he wouldn’t have been able to bowl.

Furthermore, Hafeez expressed his disappointment but aimed to work hard to regain his position.

“Saddened to know the result of my bowling action from ICC, (but) it would never pull me down, (I) will never give up,” he posted on his twitter.

The bowler has now requested the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to assign a coach to work with him to remodel his bowling action so that he can apply for a reassessment as soon as possible.

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