Hafeez cleared to bowl in international cricket

Pakistan all rounder Mohammad Hafeez was cleared to bowl in international cricket on Tuesday, after his action was found to be legal by results from a retest conducted in an ICC-accredited facility in Chennai on April 9, said an ICC press release.

He will now be able to bowl against Bangladesh in the third ODI.

Hafeez was suspended from bowling in December 2014, after the first Test match against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi.

He had missed his first official assessment owing to a calf injury, which had also ruled him out of the World Cup.

But the PCB had requested the ICC for a retest on Hafeez’s action, along with Pakistan women’s allrounder Javeria Khan.

“At the retests, it was revealed that the amount of elbow extensions in both the off-spinners’ bowling actions for all their deliveries bowled were within the 15-degree level of tolerance,” an ICC media release said.