ICC allows Hafeez to bowl in international cricket after successful bowling test


Monitoring Desk

LONDON: The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced that Muhammad Hafeez can now resume bowling in international cricket after he passed the re-assessment test, on Tuesday.

Veteran all rounder of Pakistan Hafeez underwent a re-assessment of his bowling action at the Loughborough University on April 17, where it was revealed that bowling action of Muhammad Hafeez was within the 15-degree level under the ICC illegal bowling regulations.

Muhammad Hafeez showed happiness over as he was allowed to bowl again and made a special mention of the NCA staff, thanking them for remedying his action.

Hafeez was first suspended from bowling in December 2014 after being reported in November 2014 during a Test series. Following remedial work on his bowling action, he was re-assessed and permitted to resume bowling in April 2015.

The off-spinner was then suspended from bowling in July 2015 for 12 months following a second suspension within 24 months. He was re-assessed and permitted to resume bowling in November 2016.

Hafeez was reported for the third time during the Abu Dhabi ODI against Sri Lanka in October 2017, and was subsequently suspended in November 2017 after an independent assessment revealed he had employed an illegal bowling action.