Dubai, Dec 7:
The International Cricket Council (ICC) Sunday confirmed that an independent analysis has found the bowling action of Pakistan’s Mohammad Hafeez to be illegal and, as such, the off-spinner has been suspended from bowling in international cricket with immediate effect.
The analysis revealed that all his deliveries exceeded the 15-degree level of tolerance permitted under the regulations.
Hafeez, who was reported after the first Test match against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi last month, can apply for a re-assessment after he has modified his bowling action.
The analysis was performed Nov 24 by the ICC’s accredited team of Human Movement Specialists at the National Cricket Performance Centre, Loughborough, England. (IANS)