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ICC imposes one year ban on Mohammad Hafeez

DUBAI – International Cricket Council (ICC) banned on Friday Pakistani all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez for one year from bowling . 

ICC bannaed Mohammad Hafeez from bowling again. This time ICC imposed one year ban on Pakistan all-rounder.

ICC said that Mohammad Hafeez failed to clear bio-metric test.

All-rounder Mohammad Hafeez’s bowling action was reported after the first Test against Sri Lanka.

On field umpires Richard Illingworth (England) and Paul Reiffel (Australia) informed to ICC about Hafeez’s suspect action.

Hafeez had been reported for a suspect action after the Abu Dhabi Test against New Zealand in November last year, and in December his action was found to be illegal following tests at an ICC accredited centre in Loughborough, England.

He was found to have an elbow extension up to 31 degrees, far above the permitted limit of 15 degrees.

He underwent remedial work at a biomechanics lab in Chennai, but failed an unofficial test on his action on January 3. Later Hafeez cleared his action after the International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup 2015.