Islamabad - Mohammad Hafeez's bowling action was cleared by
the International Cricket Council on Wednesday, and the Pakistan off-spinner
can resume bowling in internationals.
Hafeez was reassessed in Brisbane on November 17, when it
was revealed that the amount of elbow extension for all of his offspin
deliveries was within the allowed 15-degree level of tolerance.
He was first suspended from bowling in November 2014, and
reassessed and permitted to resume bowling in April 2015.
He was reported again in June 2015 during a Test against Sri
Lanka at Galle, and was subsequently suspended from bowling for 12 months in July
2015 after an independent assessment revealed he employed an illegal bowling
action for the second time in 24 months.
The ICC said in a statement that umpires were still able to
report Hafeez if they believe he was displaying a suspect action. To assist the
umpires, they will be provided with images and video footage of the bowler's remodelled
legal bowling action.
Hafeez has 52 wickets in Tests, 129 in ODIs, and 46 in T20s.