WEB DESK: Pakistani batsman Muhammad Hafeez will play in Pakistan Super League (PSL) despite the 12-month ban on his bowling action. As per International Cricket Council (ICC) standards, the player will not be allowed to bowl.
Hafeez, who is currently on a 12-month bowling ban, cannot apply for a reassessment of his action until his suspension ends. That led to rumors in media regarding his involvement in the tournament.
“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 beforehand, they were taking him only as a batsman. The rules were already cleared before the final pick, and it was mutually agreed,” the PSL management told ESPNCricinfo.
The former Pakistan T20 captain was picked by Peshawar Zalmi for $70,000, which will be captained by the current T20 captain Shahid Afridi.