Sports Round Up
Good News for Pakistani Cricket- ICC allows Hafeez to resume bowling
The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced that the bowling action of Pakistan’s Mohammad Hafeez has been found to be legal. He can now resume bowling in international cricket. On November 17, Hafeez underwent a reassessment of his bowling action at the National Cricket Centre in Brisbane. The umpires are still at liberty to report Hafeez if they believe he is displaying a suspect action and not reproducing the legal action from the reassessment.
India politicizing cricket: PCB Chairman
Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Shaharyar Khan has said India should not politicize the game of cricket. It may be mentioned here that PCB had signed a MoU with BCCI to play six bilateral series between 2015 and 2023. Four of those series were to be hosted by Pakistan and the six tours pending a legal agreement will include up to 14 Tests, 30 ODIs and 12 T20s. The first of these bilateral series was to take place in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) last year in December but it did not happen as the Indian Government didn’t give a green signal to the BCCI for the series.
Pak Blind Cricket named for World blind cricket cup
Pakistan Blind Cricket Council named its team to take part in second World T20 cricket cup being played from January 29 in different cities of India. According to spokesman of PBCC, Muhammad Jamil will lead the side and Anees Javed is his deputy. Pakistan blind team’s participation in the Cup has been conditioned with the permission of the Pakistan Government.
Pakistan to host first Davis Cup tennis match in 12 years
Pakistan Tennis Federation Secretary Khalid Rehmani has said the International Tennis Federation (ITF) has given them the go-ahead to host a Davis Cup tie against Iran in Islamabad in February next year. Pakistan last hosted a Davis Cup tie in Islamabad against New Zealand in 2004. Pakistan has recently hosted three international squash events in Islamabad so the situation is conducive now.