Shoaib Malik, Pakistan’s former captain, presently out of national team, has now come under scrutiny over his bowling action during the ongoing Quaid-e-Azam Trophy first class tournament.
However, it is yet to be officially reported to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) by the match officials, sources inform that Malik’s bowling action had been viewed very closely on video by the match officials after the match.
“They have doubts over the legality of some of the deliveries sent down by Malik on the first day of the four-day game for ZTBL against Karachi Dolphins at the national stadium on Friday,” the source told PTI.
Malik, who has been out of selectors’ consideration for now, has bagged handy amount of wickets since the start of the latest first class season for the ZTBL team for which he is captaining in the event.
On Friday, he picked up five wickets during Karachi’s innings but some of his deliveries came under eye of the umpires and match referee.
“The umpires and match referee have viewed his bowling later on the clips captured by the video analyst,” the source said.
Malik last played for Pakistan during the World T20 Cup in Bangladesh earlier this year but his last Test appearance was way back in August, 2010.
PCB has already issued strict instructions to the umpires and match referees deputed for the domestic season to keep a close watch on the bowlers with suspect bowling actions.