KARACHI: Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez has been accused of an illegal bowling action during the first cricket Test against Sri Lanka, which the visiting side won by 10 wickets in Galle on Sunday.
The official report, which was handed over to the Pakistan management, cited concerns about the legality of the 34-year-old’s bowling action during the course of the match, an International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Monday.
Hafeez was suspended from bowling in November 2014. Following remedial work on his bowling action he was reassessed and permitted to resume bowling in April 2015. As a result of this report he will now be required to submit to further tests within 14 days, and, during this period, Hafeez is permitted to continue bowling in international cricket until the results of the test are known.
This report will constitute the player’s second complain in a two-year period. If the second report confirm that he bowled with an illegal action he will be suspended from international cricket for 12 months.