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March 22 2018, 07:45 | Van Peters
Mohammad Hafeez will have to get his action cleared before he can bowl in international matches again
Former skipper Mohammed Hafeez was suspended by the ICC due to an illegal bowling action which has barred the player from worldwide cricket with immediate effect.
This is not the first time the veteran Pakistani all-rounder has been banned from bowling in worldwide cricket.
Following a test at Loughborough University, Hafeez's action was deemed illegal as a majority of his deliveries exceeded the 15-degree flex limit.
Former Pakistan bowling great Wasim Akram has advised Mohammad Hafeez to relinquish bowling and just concentrate on his batting that will help him to extend his cricket career.
Under ICC rules, though this is the third time he has been suspended from bowling in three years, he will be able to return to bowling as soon as he has rectified his action and passed another assessment.
Hafeez has overall picked 237 wickets from 326 global matches spread across all the formats. However, a few months later, his action was reported during the Galle Test versus Sri Lanka. He was permitted to resume bowling in April 2015 following an independent reassessment where his action was found to be legal. He was reported in November 2014 for the first time. As per ICC rues, if a bowler's action is found to be exceeding the 15-degree tolerance twice within a period of 24 months, he would be suspended for one year. For me the coming tour to New Zealand and the Pakistan Super League are very important.