elnino wrote:Section 3 Rule 8. re: Touching Ball
provides the answer to your question:-
(b) When a touching ball has been called, the striker must play the cue-ball away from that ball without moving it or it is a push stroke.
A follow up on this theme:
Striker plays away from the declared touching ball, the cue rebounds off a cushion and hits the previously declared touching ball. is this legal?
Yes it is, what matters is at the moment the striker strikes the cue ball, the touching ball or balls can't move, when the cue ball come to rest, if it ends touching that ball or balls, it is a legal shot.
However, it's in the rules that if the referee considers that "any movement of a touching ball at the moment of striking was not caused by the striker, he will not call a foul"