Hafeez Bowling Action Suspected again and report for clearance


Pakistani opener and off spinner, Muhammad Hafeez has been asked to report for his suspected bowling action, which is done in the Galle test as the Pakistan team management has confirmed this news. He was playing the first test match against Sri Lanka at Galle international cricket stadium in the current test series. The star player performed well in the first test match and he contributed in the success of Pakistan by taking 2 wickets in just 20 overs with 10 wicket success of Pakistan in the Galle test.

Before this, Muhammad Hafeez was asked to report for his bowling action during November last year, while playing a test match against New Zealand at Abu Dhabi. His bowling action was declared illegal at that time and he was banned to bowl in the international cricket. In that test match, his elbow extension was found upto 31 degrees, which was far more than the permitted 15 degrees and his test was conducted at the ICC accredited center in England.

This is the second time, he is facing the bowling action suspicion case and if he is declared ban for the international cricket, then according to the regulations of ICC, the bowler, who faces the ban of his suspected bowling action two times in a year, he faces the ban on his bowling action for a period of one year. Then after passing this time, he will be eligible for reassessment of the bowling action. Now he has to undergo the bowling test within 21 days after receiving the official report. The bowlers can continue his bowling till receipt of the final results on his bowling action.

Last year, when he was undergone the ban on his bowling action, then he underwent the remedial work at the biomechanics lab in Chennai but he did not clear the test conducted on January 03. Then his retest was conducted in Brisbane in February on the request of PCB to the ICC and his bowling action was declared legal and he was allowed to play the world cup. But he was dropped from the world cup squad of Pakistan cricket team due to his calf injury. When other tests of bowling actions were conducted in Chennai, then he was allowed to play the international cricket on April 21. After clearing his bowling action, he played nine international matches played against Bangladesh, Zimbabwe and in Sri Lanka.


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