Hafeez’s scheduled test at Chennai in doldrums

LAHORE: Experienced all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez might not able to appear before biomechanics experts in Chennai in connection with his suspect bowling action, since the Indian High Commissioner in Colombo did not issue him visa.


The batting all-rounder is facing a one-year suspension from bowling as he has been reported for the second time for his suspect bowling action.

Hafeez, according to a Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) spokesman, was to travel directly from Colombo to Chennai, India on Tuesday as he had to appear before any ICC-accredited lab before July 4 but the veteran batsman could not act accordingly due visa complications.

On the other hand, Pakistan squad has left for Pallekele to play third Test of the three-match series against Sri Lanka but Hafeez will be staying in Colombo, for the batting all-rounder is scheduled to leave for Chennai from the Sri Lankan capital before getting the Indian visa at the same city.