Hopeful Hafeez to retest bowling action

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Pakistan allrounder Mohammad Hafeez is hoping that he will be cleared to bowl in International cricket again after it was confirmed that his bowling action will be retested on the 9 April in Chennai.

Hafeez was reported by the umpires to have a suspect action in a Test series against New Zealand last year, and subsequent tests have confirmed that his elbow extends beyond the 15 degree limit set by the ICC.

The 34 year-old Hafeez was to have initially been retested before the World Cup, which started in mid-February, but had to pull out because of injury.

The Pakistan Cricket Board said in a statement: "Hafeez has been working with PCB's panel of experts for remodelling his bowling action to bring his elbow extension within the permissible tolerance limits."

"On Pakistan Cricket Board’s request for retesting on Mohammad Hafeez's bowling action, the ICC has set April 9, 2015 as the date, with Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai, India being the venue."

If the tests are successful, the off-spinner should be selected for Pakistan's tour of Bangladesh which takes place in late April and May.

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