Hafeez not allowed to bowl in PSL

Mohammad Hafeez will not be allowed to bowl in the inaugural edition of the Pakistan Super League as he serves a 12-month ban from bowling in international cricket.

The 35 year-old Hafeez was banned from bowling by the ICC in December and, although he can still bowl in domestic competitions, the PSL has decided to stick with the ruling from the governing body.

PSL management told Cricinfo: “The rules we are following are from the highest standard and we decided to stick with the ICC’s ruling against any player.

“We understand that Mohammad Hafeez is presently banned and we will endorse the ICC’s decision and carry it in the league.

“On the draft day before the players were picked, we were intimated that Hafeez was named as a batsman only as his bowling action was banned by the ICC.

“We are sticking with that. The team who picked him agreed before hand they were taking him only as a batsman. The rules were already cleared before the final pick and it was mutually agreed.”

The PSL starts early in February.

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