Bilal Asif to visit Chennai on October 19 for biomechanical test
Pakistan’s latest spinner bowler Bilal Asif, to be reported for his action, will undergo a bowling assessment test in Chennai on Monday as his action is reported by ICC match officials. As Bilal has to undergo test within 14 days after his action was reported, the dates for this test where only available at the Chennai academy, the chief selector Haroon Rasheed said.
Rasheed, a former batsman informed that dates where only available at Chennai, so Bilal will fly on 19th. Asif, a batsman and an off-spinner got his action reported after he took five wickets in a one-day international in Zimbabwe earlier this month.
According to the ICC rules, a bowler has to clear his bio-mechanical test within 14 days from the day he was reported. If the test finds Bilal moving his elbow more than 15 degree limit kept by the ICC, then he will be suspended and have to work on his bowling action. Rasheed also told that Pakistan Board has already applied for his visa to the Indian High Commission in Islamabad. He added that if he gets visa on time he will leave for Chennai on 19th.
Asif was also in line to feature for the test against England in UAE. The ICC has reported the bowling actions of Muhammad Hafeez and Saeed Ajmal while another Pakistani off-spinner Adnan Rasool had his action reported during the Champions League in India last year. Hafeez is currently not allowed to bowl whereas Ajmal has not been as effective as he was before re-modelling his action
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