Galle, June 22: Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez has been reported with a suspected illegal bowling action during the first Test against Sri Lanka, which they won by 10 wickets in Galle on Sunday, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Monday.
The Match Officials' Report, which was handed over to the Pakistan management, cited concerns about the legality of the 34-year-old's bowling action during the course of the match, ICC said in a statement today.
Hafeez was suspended from bowling in November 2014. Following remedial work on his bowling action he was reassessed and permitted to resume bowling in April 2015. He was also reported in September 2014 during the Champions League Twenty20 in India.
As a result of this report he will now be required to submit to further testing within 14 days, and, during this period, Hafeez is permitted to continue bowling in international cricket until the results of the testing are known.
As this report will constitute the player's second report within a 2-year period, the first of which led to a suspension, should the second independent assessment also determines that he bowls with an illegal action, he will automatically be suspended from bowling in international cricket for a 12-month period, ICC has said.