Pak spinner Hafeez suspended over bowling action

Hafeez suspended for illegal bowling action

He failed an independent assessment at Loughborough University on 1st November.

Hafeez has now been suspended from bowling on three occasions.

Former skipper Mohammed Hafeez was suspended by the ICC due to an illegal bowling action which has barred the player from worldwide cricket with immediate effect.

Hafeez is still allowed to bowl in domestic cricket events played under the Pakistan Cricket Board.

The off-spinner, 37, was cited by umpires in Pakistan's seven-wicket win over Sri Lanka in a one-day global on 18th October.

Under clause 4.5 of the regulations, Hafeez can apply for a re-assessment after modifying his action.

It was the third time that Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez had been reported for a suspect bowling action in his global career. "Work harder on his batting", said the former fast bowler. But, feels after the ICC amended the bowling laws, Hafeez should have thought about his career, especially after he was first suspended from bowling in 2014. Just 2 months after that he was once again reported for illegal action during a Test against Sri Lanka at Galle. In a different time, Hafeez's action was called in Australia as well - back in 2005 - while just before he was reported in November 2014, he was also reported in a Champions League T20 game in India.

Tests confirmed again that his action was illegal, and because his action had been found illegal twice within a period of 24 months, he was automatically suspended from bowling for 12 months.

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