Muhammad Hafeez ready to bowl as he clears bowling action

Atta Ur Rehman KhanWeb Editor & Columnist

12th Feb, 2020. 07:24 pm
Mohammad Hafeez

Pakistani all-rounder, Muhammad Hafeez is now free to bowl again after his bowling action passed the test.

He has faced troubles with the legality of his bowling action throughout his career, was reported in a Vitality Blast game in August last year.

The sources said, An assessment at Loughborough University then concluded the bowler’s elbow extended beyond the permitted 15-degree threshold, and he was banned from bowling in the ECB competitions.

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The sources of ESPN said, Hafeez has been reported, suspended and subsequently cleared a number of times in the past six years when the ICC began to crack down on illegal bowling actions with greater frequency. But Hafeez’s problems with his bowling action go back a long way. He was first reported over 15 years ago during an ODI tri-series in Australia in 2005. In 2014, his action was reported during the Champions League T20, and then again following a Test match against New Zealand later that year. Having twice been found over the legal limit for elbow extension, Hafeez was banned from bowling for 12 months.

After his ban ended, he returned to bowling after clearing a bowling test in 2016 but the issue arose again in October 2017, when he was reported during an ODI against Sri Lanka. He was suspending from bowling once more, before being cleared by Loughborough University in May 2018.

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