The international cricket council (ICC) has again reported bowling action of the all-rounder, Mohammad Hafeez. This is the fourth time that Hafeez has been suspended to bowl. His suspicious bowling action was reported in the third one day international against Sri Lanka in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.
The match officials, which include the match umpires and the match referees, suspected an illegal bowling action and reported the International Cricket Council immediately.
Bestowing to the ICC, Hafeez have to undertake a test within 14 days and in this time he is certified to bowl until the test reports are assessed. In this test his action will be examined scrupulously and meticulously. After that the ICC will plump whether to sanction him or not.
• This is the fourth time that his bowling action has been called “illegal” by the ICC.
• The last time when he was banned it was against Sri Lanka too.
• He was first suspended in December 2014 and was permitted to bowl again in April 2015 after he cleared the bowling test steered by ICC.
• His action was again adjourned by the ICC in the Galle test vs SL in June in 2015. As his action was stated suspicious two times in 24 months, he was banned for 12 months in international trade.
• On 17 November, He underwent another bowling test at National Cricket Centre in Brisbane, Australia and was certified to resume his bowling.
• This report is deemed to be a first report and the procedure outlined in clause 4.1 of the ICC Illegal Bowling Regulations shall now apply.
The non-presence of Mohammad Hafeez will certainly have a negative influence on the incipient Pakistan Cricket Team. Hafeez was in great form. His bowling performance could have enhanced his hitting with the bat. Now let’s hope that ICC bring up his best conclusion.