Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez banned from bowling in worldwide cricket again

An independent assessment found "the majority of his deliveries exceeded the 15 degrees level of tolerance permitted under the regulations".

Hafeez had earlier undergone a biomechanics test in England for his suspected bowling action, where he was asked to bowl 24 deliveries in the test, which lasted for more than 90 minutes.

"I think Hafeez should give up bowling now and just concentrate on his batting".

Mohammad Hafeez was reported for suspect bowling action after the third one day worldwide against Sri Lanka in the United Arab Emirates last month.

Pakistan off-spinner Muhamamd Hafeez has again been suspended by the International Cricket Council for illegal bowling action after undergoing assessment of his action of late.

The former World Cup-winning fast bowler said that there is no confusion that Pakistan need Hafeez's all-around skills as he served the national team very well.

He can apply for a reassessment after modifying his bowling action. His action was first reported in November 2014 and after initial suspension he was allowed to bowl again in April 2015. In a different time, Hafeez's action was called in Australia as well - back in 2005 - while just before he was reported in November 2014, he was also reported in a Champions League T20 game in India. He remodelled his action in 2015 and a couple of months later it was found illegal against in a test against Sri Lanka at Galle.

  • Angelo Rivera