Former PCB chairman accuses BCCI for Mohammad Hafeez suspension

Sudipta / 28 July 2015

Former Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Zaka Ashraf has alleged that BCCI has maneuvered a conspiracy to suspend key Pakistan bowlers. Mohammad Hafeez is the Pakistan all-rounder suspended for the second time in his career for suspicious bowling action during the second ODI against Sri Lanka. Hafeez’s heroic all-round performance in the first ODI against Sri Lanka won the match for Pakistan, since then he was banned from bolwing for next tweleve months. 

Ashraf believed that the ‘pleasing BCCI’ policy adopted by the current Pakistan cricket regime is not getting them anything in return.

Ashraf said that PCB should have appealed to the International Cricket Council (ICC) in the Mohammad Hafeez bowling action case and termed the incidents a ‘conspiracy hatched against Pakistan cricket by the Indian lobby to get their key spinner suspended,’ the Dawn reported.

He added that the suspensions of Hafeez and Saeed Ajmal at the crucial time of the World Cup caused great damage to Pakistan in the mega event.

He insisted that PCB preferred to send their bowlers for bio-mechanics test to Chennai despite the fact that the same kind of labs were working in Australia and South Africa as well.

However, PCB contended that the decision to not appeal against it was taken because there were no solid grounds to contest the case. ANI

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