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Pakistans Hafeez suspended over bowling action: ICC
Hafeez, 34, had his action reported during the first Test against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi last month. "The ICC confirmed that an independent analysis has found the bowling action of Pakistan's Hafeez to be illegal and, as such, the off-spinner has been suspended from bowling in international cricket with immediate effect," the ICC said. The analysis revealed that all his deliveries exceeded the 15 degrees level of tolerance permitted under the regulations, the ICC added. Hafeez can apply for a reassessment after he has modified his bowling action in accordance with the rules, the ICC said. The analysis was performed on 24 November by the ICC's accredited team of human movement specialists using the National Cricket Performance Centre in Loughborough, England. Hafeez will have to undergo remedial work and becomes the sixth bowler suspended under a crackdown by the ICC launched in June this year. Only Bangladesh's pace bowler Al-Amin Hossain was reported by umpires and then cleared on bio-mechanical analysis. Under the ICC rules, bowlers are permitted to straighten their bowling arm by no more than 15 degrees during delivery.

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