Harbhajan Singh today slammed the International Cricket Council (ICC) for the confusion over the legality of his bowling action.
updated: February 25, 2007 10:52 IST
Jalandhar:Harbhajan Singh today slammed the International Cricket Council (ICC) for the confusion over the legality of his bowling action, claiming that the episode had destroyed his mental peace. Harbhajan, who was reported for suspect action twice in the space of three months this season, said the saga has distracted him from the game and even affected his performance during the recent Pakistan series. "You see, it is very frustrating for me as I have lost my mental peace for no fault of mine but just due to mere drama by ICC. Instead of concentrating on the game, I am just passing time to wait for clearance from ICC," the off-spinner said. Harbhajan, who underwent a review in 1998, was reported in December on the tour of Bangladesh and again in March during the series against Pakistan. Under the revamped bowling review process, he has to undergo a test by biomechanics expert within 21 days of reporting but the ICC had delayed the appointment of a panel. Harbhajan said he could have performed better against Pakistan if he had not been under the spotlight after being reported at the end of second Test. (PTI)