Hafeez banned from bowling in PSL

Mohammad Hafeez will not be permitted to bowl in the inaugural Pakistan Super League (PSL), owing to his bowling ban by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for international matches. The Pakistan batsman and occasional spinner was suspended from bowling for a year by the world's governing body last July.

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Mohammad Hafeez will play for Peshawar Zalmi only as a batsman.

Mohammad Hafeez will not be permitted to bowl in the inaugural Pakistan Super League (PSL), owing to his bowling ban by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for international matches. The Pakistan batsman and occasional spinner was suspended from bowling for a year by the world's governing body last July.

Hafeez's ban only ruled him out of turning his arm over in international cricket, but the Pakistan Super League decided that he will also be prevented from bowling for Peshawar Zalmi in that competition, which starts on Thursday The PSL management told  ESPNcricinfo: "The rules we are following are from the highest standard and we decided to stick with the ICC's ruling against any player.

"We understand that Mohammad Hafeez is presently banned and we will endorse the ICC's decision and carry it in the league. On the draft day before the players were picked, we were intimated that Hafeez was named as a batsman only as his bowling action was banned by the ICC. We are sticking with that.

"The team who picked him agreed beforehand they were taking him only as a batsman. The rules were already cleared before the final pick and it was mutually agreed."