International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday announced that following remedial work and re-assessment, Mohammad Hafeez’s bowling action has been found to be legal and the off-spinner can now resume bowling in international cricket.
Hafeez underwent a re-assessment of his bowling action on April 17 at the Loughborough University where it was revealed that the amount of elbow extension in his bowling action was within the 15-degree level of tolerance permitted under the ICC Illegal Bowling Regulations, read a statement issued by the cricket governing body.
However, match officials are still at liberty to report Hafeez in future if they believe he is displaying a suspect action and not reproducing the legal action from the re-assessment. For the match officials’ assistance, they will be provided with images and video footage of the bowler’s remodeled legal bowling action.
Meanwhile, the Windies’ Ronsford Beaton has failed an independent assessment and is suspended from bowling in international cricket. The fast bowler had been reported with a suspect bowling action during the second ODI against New Zealand in Christchurch on December 24.