DUBAI – Mohammad Hafeez, the Pakistan all rounder who bowls off spin, has been suspended from bowling in international cricket after he failed a test on his action conducted at an International Cricket Council (ICC) accredited center.
The analysis, an ICC statement said, found the flex in his action exceeds the 15-degree limit for all deliveries. Hafeez’s bowling action action conducted at an ICC accredited centre in Loughborough, England.
According to the ICC he can play cricket as Batsman.
The 34-year-old was Pakistan’s main off-spinner after Saeed Ajmal was banned due to an illegal action and bowled several long spells against Australia in the recently concluded Test series and continued doing the same against the Kiwis in the first Test before suffering a hamstring injury.
Hafeez had first been reported while playing for Lahore Lions during the Champions League T20, but that sanction did not apply to international cricket. He was reported again after the first Test against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi in November.
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