Islamabad - Suspended Pakistan off-spinner Mohammad Hafeez is
set to undergo testing on his bowling action in Australia later this month.
An International Cricket Council spokesperson on Wednesday said
the testing would be conducted on November 17 in Brisbane.
The Pakistan Cricket Board wanted Hafeez to undergo testing
at an ICC-accredited bio-mechanical laboratory in Brisbane because if his
bowling action is cleared, he could possibly join the Pakistan squad on its
tour to Australia.
Pakistan is scheduled to tour Australia for three Tests and
five one-day internationals, starting with the first Test at Brisbane from December 15.
Hafeez was banned last year from bowling in international
cricket after he was reported for the second time in 12 months.
He was first officially reported in 2014 while bowling
during the first Test against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi.
After being cleared in a re-Test, he was once more reported
during a Test match against Sri Lanka at Galle and was subsequently banned from
bowling in international cricket.
According to ICC regulations, if a player who has had a
bowling action assessed and cleared is reported a second time within two years,
a minimum one-year suspension is triggered.
Hafeez is expected to leave for Brisbane on November 14 and
the assessment report of his Test could take at least two weeks.