Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez has been reported with a suspected illegal bowling action during the first cricket Test against New Zealand, which the host side won by 248 runs in Abu Dhabi on Thursday.
The match officials’ report, which was handed over to the Pakistan team manager Moin Khan, cited concerns about the legality of the 34-year-old’s bowling action.
Pakistan all-rounder must undergo testing within 21 days
Hafeez’s bowling action will now be scrutinised further under the ICC process relating to suspected illegal bowling actions reported in Tests, ODIs and T20Is. He is required to undergo testing within 21 days, and, during this period, Hafeez is permitted to continue bowling in international cricket until the results of the testing are known.