Cricket

ICC clears Hafeez's bowling action

2016-11-30 17:26
Mohammad Hafeez (AFP)

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.

Read more on:    icc  |  mohammad hafeez  |  cricket
NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
Vote

Assuming AB de Villiers is over his elbow injury, who should skipper the Proteas in their Boxing Day Test against Sri Lanka?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.