LAHORE, Pakistan: The Cricketer Muhammad Hafeez is traveling to England in the middle of next week to have his bowling action assessed under Dr Paul Hurrion, Bio-mechanist expert and Carl Crowe, bowling coach, who has worked successfully with Sunil Naraine.
“Azher Mahmood, our national team’s bowling coach, who is already in England, would be present during the assessment of Hafeez’s bowling action,” said a Spokesman for Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in Lahore on Friday.
The PCB Spokesman said that after the assessment, both the experts would devise a remedial work action plan that would be handed over to Azher Mahmood for implementation in Pakistan.
Azher Mahmood and IBARC comprising Ali Zia, Sajjad Akbar, Salim Jaffer and Aleem Dar would then work with Mohammad Hafeez under the guidelines, given by Paul and Carl for correctness of his bowling action, he added.
“The committee would also perform periodical testing at PCB Biomechanics lab at LUMS university in Lahore to make it sure that the bowling action of Hafeez is well within the allowable benchmarks before recommending that he may be sent for re-testing at any ICC accreditation biomechanics lab,” he asserted.
The Spokesman said the above plan has been discussed with Muhammad Hafeez, who has agreed to follow it up after having gone through his initial assessment on his bowling action in England.