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Hafeez reported for suspect bowling action

Pakistani off-spinner Mohammad Hafeez was reported following the tri-series ODI win against the West Indies at the Gabba.
PTI | By Associated Press, Brisbane
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2005 09:54 PM IST

The International Cricket Council said on Wednesday that Pakistan bowler Mohammad Hafeez has been reported for a suspected illegal bowling action following his team's six-wicket tri-series limited-overs win over the West Indies at the Gabba ground.

The report was made by on-field umpires Rudi Koertzen and Peter Parker, third umpire Simon Taufel, and match referee Chris Broad of England, the ICC said.

It said Hafeez's bowling action will be under review over the next six weeks by an expert biochemist who will work with the bowler to identify and address any flaws in his delivery action.

The ICC will be provided with a report at the end of that six-week period. The 24-year-old Hafeez, who has played three Tests and 23 One-Day Internationals, becomes the second Pakistan off-spinner to be reported in the past two months.

Fellow all-rounder Shoaib Malik was deemed to throw by human movement experts in Perth in December and hasn't bowled on the Australian tour.

Hafeez is also the third spin bowler in less than a year reported with Broad as match referee.

The former English Test batsman reported Sri Lankan Muttiah Muralitharan and India's Harbhajan Singh after home series against Australia.

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