Cape Town - The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday announced that, following remedial work and
re-assessment, the bowling action
of Pakistan’s Mohammad Hafeez has been found to be legal, and the off-spinner
can now resume bowling in international cricket.
On April 17, Hafeez underwent a
re-assessment of his bowling action at
Loughborough University where it was revealed that the
amount of elbow extension in his bowling action was within the 15-degree level
of tolerance permitted under the ICC Illegal Bowling
Match officials are still at liberty to report Hafeez in the
future if they believe he is displaying a suspect action and not reproducing
the legal action from the reassessment, the ICC confirmed in a statement.
Meanwhile, the Windies’ Ronsford Beaton has failed an independent
assessment and is suspended from bowling in international cricket. The fast
bowler had been
reported with a suspect bowling action during the second ODI against New
Zealand in Christchurch on December 24.
Beaton’s international suspension will also be recognised and enforced by all national cricket federations for domestic cricket events played in their own
jurisdiction, save that, with the consent of Cricket West Indies, Beaton may be
able to play in domestic cricket events played in the Caribbean under the
auspices of Cricket West Indies.