Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez was unable to clear his bowling action test and has been banned with immediate effect, an International Cricket Council (ICC) press release said Thursday.
"An independent assessment has found the bowling action of Pakistan’s Mohammad Hafeez to be illegal and, as such, the off-spinner has been suspended from bowling in international cricket with immediate effect," the release read.
It added: "The assessment revealed that the majority of his deliveries exceeded the 15 degrees level of tolerance permitted under the regulations."
However, according to article "11.5 of the ICC Regulations and with the consent of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Hafeez may be able to bowl in domestic cricket events played under the auspices of the PCB".
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