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RAWALPINDI (Staff Report) – Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has allowed cricket star Muhammad Hafeez to bowl in domestic T20 matches despite a 12-month ban by International Cricket Council (ICC) for having an illegal bowling action.


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The cricketer will be in action for Lahore Whites, which is participating local T20 competition for the first time, on September 8 in a game against Islamabad Region at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium.

According to a statement Muhammad was required to obtain permission from local governing body in order to bowl in local matches after a ban from ICC, which has been granted to him.

Earlier this July the International Cricket Council (ICC) Muhammad Hafeez for one year from bowling in any form of cricket after he failed in his bowling action test, however, he can play as batsman.

As per report, Hafeez was reported for suspicious bowling action during the first Test against Sri Lanka by the on-field umpires after which he was tested for his bowling action in Chennai.

He was reported for suspicious bowling action last year too after which he cleared his bowling action test at the same testing center of Chennai earlier this year.

He flew to Chennai on July 6 to undergo a bio-mechanic test on his bowling action at the Sri Ramachandra Arthroscopy and Sports Sciences Centre (SRASSC) for about two hours including calibration time.

As the report against Sri Lanka was the player’s second within a two-year period, the first of which led to a suspension, he was automatically suspended from bowling in international cricket for a 12-month period.