The global Cricket Council (ICC) has imposed one year bowling ban on Pakistan’s all-rounder Muhammad Hafeez after his action was found to be illegal.
Hafeez’s bowling action came into question during Pakistan’s first Test match against Sri Lanka in Galle.
Because this is the second time Hafeez’s action has been deemed illegal within a two-year period he is now automatically suspended from bowling in global cricket for a 12-month period.
Mohammad Hafeez has been suspended from bowling in global cricket for 12 months. Later on July 16, he underwent testing at an ICC-accredited lab at the Sri Ramachandra University in Chennai. However following extensive remedial work on his action, he was reassessed and permitted to resume bowling in April 2015.
Hafeez is entitled to appeal “any procedural aspect” of the independent assessment that has led to this automatic suspension, the ICC said.
Later that month the PCB requested the ICC to retest Hafeez’s action in February in Brisbane, so that he could bowl at the World Cup if cleared, but he was ruled out of the tournament with a calf injury.
The worldwide Cricket Councill will now allow him to test his action again only after the 12-month period gets over.
‘The assessment revealed that Hafeez’s elbow extension exceeded 15 degrees while bowling and, thus, he employed an illegal bowling action.’.
A variety of different off-spinners Sachithra Senanayake (Sri Lanka), Kane Williamson (New Zealand), Prosper Utseya (Zimbabwe) and Sohag Gazi (Bangladesh) have been additionally reported final year because the ICC tried to rid the sport of bowlers with questionable actions.
Hafeez, who made his worldwide debut in 2003, has claimed 52 wickets in 44 Tests, 129 wickets in 163 one-dayers and 46 wickets in 62 Twenty20 matches.