MANILA: Pakistan right-arm off-spinner Muhammad Hafeez has cleared the bowling action test which was conducted in Chennai on April 9, Express News reported.
Another Pakistani women cricket team off-spinner Javeria Wadood has also cleared her bowling action in a test conducted on the same date alongside Hafeez.
The 33-year-old was expected to undergo official testing before the start of the 2015 World Cup in Sydney, but a hamstring injury forced him to miss the test and the rest of the tournament as he was sent back by the touring selection committee and was replaced by Nasir Jamshed.
During the first Test between Pakistan and New Zealand in the UAE last year, Hafeez was reported for suspect bowling action by the umpires and was put through an independent biomechanical analysis at the National Cricket Performance Center in Loughborough on November 24, 2014.
The test concluded that Hafeez’s elbow extension exceeded the 15-degree level of tolerance permitted by the ICC regulations and was thus declared illegal.
Consequently, Hafeez was suspended from bowling in international cricket and has since been working with PCB’s panel of experts to remodel his bowling action to bring his elbow extension within the permissible limits.
Likewise, Javeria was reported after the 2010 ICC Women’s World Twenty20 match against Sri Lanka in St Kitts on May 6, 2010 and had failed the initial test, which was performed on June 16, 2010.
She also got her retesting done and successfully cleared the test with her remodeled action.
Muhammad Hafeez thanked his family and everyone who supported him through his Twitter account.