Hafeez’s action to be tested on July 6

Hafeez will have his action officially tested in Chennai on July 6

Hafeez will have his action officially tested in Chennai on July 6

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Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez will have his bowling action officially tested on July 6 in Chennai.

Hafeez was initially given a deadline of July 4 to get his action tested, but the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) requested the International Cricket Council (ICC) to extend it after Hafeez’s Indian visa was delayed.

Hafeez was reported for a suspect action after the first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle on June 21. Since this is the second time he has been reported in the space of 12 months, Hafeez could be banned from bowling for a year if his action is deemed illegal.

The 34-year-old was first reported for a suspect action in November last year and was banned from bowling in December as his elbow extension was as high as 31 degrees, which is twice the 15-degree limit.

Following months of remedial work, Hafeez was finally cleared to bowl again in April this year.

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