Waqar Younis Questions Timing of ICC Crackdown on Chucking

Waqar Younis said that Mohammad Hafeez, who is a major part of Pakistan's limited overs teams, had been left scarred by the experience of being reported.

updated: September 30, 2014 18:00 IST
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Pakistan's head coach Waqar Younis


Karachi: Pakistan coach Waqar Younis has questioned the timing of cricket authorities' crackdown against chucking just months away from the World Cup, and suggested that rules on bowling actions be relaxed for spinners.

In an interview with AFP, the former pace great said key all rounder Mohammed Hafeez's confidence was left shattered after he was reported for a suspect action in an Indian domestic tournament, a fresh blow to Pakistan following the loss of Saeed Ajmal to a chucking ban.

Ajmal, the world's leading one-day bowler, faces a race against time to complete remedial work by the World Cup, to be held from February to March in Australia and New Zealand.

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