Hafeez cleared to bowl once again

Mohammad Hafeez bowling action cleared ICC Pakistan cricket

Mohammad Hafeez will be permitted to bowl in international matches

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Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez has been given the green light to bowl in international matches after the International Cricket Council (ICC) deemed his action to be legal.

Hafeez was reported for a suspect action during an ODI against Sri Lanka in October. Upon having his action assessed at Loughborough University, it was found to be illegal for the third time in his career.

Hafeez underwent remedial work on his action for a few months and worked closely with spin bowling consultant Carl Crowe, who also helped West Indies spinner Sunil Narine with his action. He also enlisted the help of biomechanics specialist Dr Paul Herron in England in December.

Just days before this year’s Pakistan Super League (PSL), Hafeez narrowly failed a bowling test at at a laboratory at LUMS university in Lahore.

However, Pakistan will be relieved that Hafeez’s action has been cleared as he can now have an impact with both the bat and ball.

“The International Cricket Council (ICC) today 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,” the ICC said in a statement on their website.

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