Mohammad Hafeez has been freed to bowl in England, after clearing an evaluation analysis at LUMS university in Lahore, on Wednesday (February 12).
The 39-year-old was published for a questionable action after performing for Middlesex upon Somerset in a T20 Blast match in August last season. It was accompanied by an evaluation analysis at Loughborough University. The outcome of the test revealed that the bowler’s elbow stretched past the permitted 15-degree border. He was consequently barred from bowling in competitions entertained by ECB and as a result, could bowl in Pakistan’s national T20 competition and the Qatar T10 League in the meanwhile.
Hafeez has been reported and banned from bowling on numerous occasions. He was reported for the first time back in a tri-series in Australia in 2005. Nine years later, his action was reported in the Champions League. In the same year, he was reported once again after the first Test versus New Zealand in Abu Dhabi. He did remedial work on his action and was allowed to bowl in April 2015.
Just that he was proclaimed for one more further after the first Test against Sri Lanka in June 2015. He then took an evaluation test in Chennai in July that season and his action was determined to be unconstitutional. He was also forbidden from bowling for 12 months. After the suspension period ended, he resumed bowling in 2016 based on clearing yet another test. Regrettably for Hafeez, he was detailed for a suspect action in an ODI versus Sri Lanka in October 2017.
The all-rounder had to face another period of suspension before he went through the same process and passed a test at the Loughborough University in May 2018. In November 2018, Ross Taylor, the veteran New Zealand batsman, appeared to have raised objections over the legality of his action during an ODI versus Pakistan in Abu Dhabi.