Pakistan news December 10, 2014

Hafeez to undergo rehabilitation in Chennai

ESPNcricinfo staff

Pakistan's Mohammad Hafeez will be sent to Chennai to undergo remedial work and unofficial tests on his bowling action, the PCB said on Wednesday. Hafeez was suspended from bowling last week due to an illegal action and his elbow extension was found to be 'well over 15 degrees' according to an ICC report. Pakistan will withdraw Hafeez from the current ODI series against New Zealand and he is likely to leave from Sharjah after the second game on Friday.

"We are sending Hafeez to a biomechanics lab in Chennai for unofficial testing and remodeling his action accordingly," PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan said. "He is being withdrawn from the ODI series and the replacement will be decided by the selectors."

Khan added that Hafeez and Pakistan's other suspended offspinner, Saeed Ajmal, will "be sent for the ICC's official testing by January 7".

Hafeez, 34, had been reported for a suspect action after the first Test against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi as the umpires were concerned about the legality of four of his deliveries. He had also run into trouble over his action during the Champions League T20, being reported by the umpires after Lahore Lions' game against Dolphins in Bangalore.

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