Today in New Delhi, India
Sep 22, 2018-Saturday
-°C
New Delhi
  • Humidity
    -
  • Wind
    -

Pakistan’s Mohammad Hafeez suspended from bowling by ICC due to illegal action

Pakistan’s Mohammad Hafeez was reported for a suspect action following Pakistan’s third ODI against Sri Lanka in Abu Dhabi last month. After his action was independently assessed, it was deemed illegal and he was suspended from bowling

cricket Updated: Nov 16, 2017 20:44 IST
OmniSport
Mohammad Hafeez,Pakistan cricket team,International Cricket Council
Pakistan's Mohammad Hafeez can once again apply for a bowling reassessment after modifying his action.(REUTERS)

Pakistan’s Mohammad Hafeez has been suspended from bowling in international cricket for a third time by the ICC after his action was deemed to be illegal.

The veteran all-rounder - renowned for his ability to restrict batsmen in limited-overs matches -was reported for a suspect action following the Pakistan cricket team’sthird ODI against Sri Lanka in Abu Dhabi last month.

READ | Sri Lanka must forget intimidation factor against India: Russel Arnold

After his action was independently assessed at Loughborough University in England, Hafeez has now been suspended from bowling once again.

An International Cricket Council (ICC) statement read: “The assessment revealed the majority of his deliveries exceeded the 15 degrees level of tolerance permitted under the regulations.”

Hafeez suffered the same fate in December 2014, before being cleared to resume bowling the following April when his action was found to be legal.

He was then suspended for a second time in June 2015, with his remodelled action subsequently cleared last November.

The 37-year-old can once again apply for a re-assessment after modifying his action.

First Published: Nov 16, 2017 18:05 IST