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Muhammad Hafeez suspended again for ‘illegal’ bowling action

DUBAI: Pakistan off-spinner Muhammad Hafeez has again been suspended by the International Cricket Council for illegal bowling action after undergoing assessment of his action of late. Muhammad Hafeez was reported for a suspect action after the third ODI against Sri Lanka in Abu Dhabi last month and underwent an assessment on November 1 at Loughborough University in England. The assessment revealed that a majority of Hafeez's deliveries exceeded the 15 degrees level of tolerance permitted under the ICC's regulations.…

ICC rankings: Hasan Ali becomes no.1 ODI bowler

Pakistan’s emerging fast bowler Hasan Ali has become the world’s number 1 One Day International (ODI) bowler, according to latest ICC rankings. Hasan Ali’s haul of five for 34 in the third ODI against Sri Lanka in Abu Dhabi, which Pakistan won by seven wickets for a decisive 3-0 lead in the five-match series, has given the pace bowler a big boost in ranking points. The 23-year-old, who has taken nine wickets in the series so far, has moved up six places to become the fifth bowler at the top of the ODI rankings this…

Azhar’s injury hands Hafeez Pakistan captaincy in 2nd ODI

MELBOURNE: In a twist of fate Mohammad Hafeez, not included in the original 15-man squad, will lead Pakistan in the second day-night international against Australia at MCG on Sunday. Azhar led Pakistan in the first day-nighter at the Gabba in Brisbane which Australia won by 92 runs and while batting the Pakistan one-day captain pulled up a hamstring. After scans it was revealed Azhar will not be able to play the match on Sunday and will remain to be assessed for Thursday's third match in Perth. After Friday's game…

Hafeez out as Pakistan call up Irfan

LONDON: Pakistan's Mohammad Hafeez has been ruled out of the remainder of the tour of England, with giant paceman Mohammad Irfan being summoned into the squad as a replacement, the Pakistan Cricket Board said Saturday.