Hafeez to undergo bowling action test on November 17

Shukriya Pakistan

Pakistan’s veteran allrounder, Mohammad Hafeez will undergo a bowling action test on November 17 in Brisbane, Australia.

An International Cricket Council (ICC) spokesman confirmed Dawn News on Tuesday that Hafeez’s action will be tested in Brisbane, instead of Lougborough or Cardiff.

“Bowling action Test of Muhammad Hafeez will be taken on November 17 at Brisbane,” told ICC spokesman.

“Lougborough and Cardiff ruled out as they cant furnish the reports of Hafeez’s bowling test for some weeks, so we are trying to send him to Brisbane and try to get result before Pakistan’s series against Australia,” the spokesman added.

Mohammad Hafeez has represented Pakistan in 50 test matches, 177 ODIs and 77 T20Is. He was banned from bowling in international cricket for 12 months in July 2015 for having an illegal bowling action. His action was found as suspected for the second time since November 2014.

Hafeez is currently out of the national side due to fitness as well as form issues. Shahryar Khan has also stated that chances of Hafeez’s return in the side will be bleaker if he fails to pass the test.