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Mohammad Hafeez reported for suspected illegal bowling action

Mohammad Hafeez (right) faces another uphill task to prove his bowling action right
Mohammad Hafeez (right) faces another uphill task to prove his bowling action right
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Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez has been reported for a suspected illegal bowling action following the recently concluded third One-Day International against Sri Lanka in Abu Dhabi.

The match officials had raised doubts over Hafeez’s bowling action in their report which was handed over to the Pakistan team management.

A statement released by the International Cricket Council confirmed that the 37-year-old will have to undergo a test on his action within 14 days and will be permitted to continue bowling until the results of the tests are out.

“Hafeez’s bowling action will now be scrutinised further under the ICC illegal bowling action regulations,” the ICC said in a statement.

“He is required to undergo testing within 14 days, and, during this period, Hafeez is permitted to continue bowling in international cricket until the results of the assessments are known.”

Earlier, Hafeez was suspended on two occasions in 2014 and 2015 for the same offence and also a served a one-year ban on bowling and was cleared to resume his all-round duties in November last year after his remodeled action was found within the permissible limits of 15 degrees.

Hafeez has 234 wickets from 321 games at international level spread across all the formats.

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