Pakistani all rounder star Mohammad Hafeez faces the worst setback

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Pakistani all rounder star Mohammad Hafeez faces the worst setback

London: All-rounder Mohammad Hafeez has been banned from bowling in English domestic competitions because of an illegal action.

He was reported by the umpires after a T20 Blast match between Middlesex and Somerset at Taunton in August.

The suspension was imposed following a Bowling Review Group hearing at Lord's.

The 39-year-old off-spinner played four T20 games for Middlesex last summer, taking two wickets and hitting 115 runs, with a highest score of 48.

"Despite identifying procedural testing flaws, which have been accepted by the review committee, as well as realising the findings will potentially affect my reputation as a world-proven all-rounder, I accept the Bowling Review Group findings," Hafeez said in a statement published on Middlesex's website.

"As per ECB regulations, I am ready to appear for an independent analysis at an ICC-accredited centre so that I become eligible to play in ECB-organised events," added Hafeez, who does not currently have a contract with an English county for the 2020 season.

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