Mohammad Hafeez: Pakistan off-spinner to face fresh ICC tests
Pakistan off-spinner Mohammad Hafeez is to undergo further testing on his bowling action.
The International Cricket Council banned the 34-year-old from bowling in international cricket in December after his action was found to be illegal.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has confirmed with the ICC that the testing will take place later this month.
He was selected for the World Cup as a specialist batsman but could play as an all-rounder if his action is cleared.
"Hafeez believes he will pass the official testing, " said PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan.
"If he passes the test, he will play the World Cup as an all-rounder. Otherwise, he is there as a batsman."
The World Cup, co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand, begins on 14 February.
Hafeez, who has taken 122 wickets in 153 one-day internationals, failed to clear his bowling action at unofficial testing in India last week.
An ICC analysis of his bowling style at Loughborough revealed that his elbow exceeded the 15 degrees level of tolerance permitted.
Pakistan team-mate Saeed Ajmal recently withdrew from the World Cup squad as his bowling action is yet to be cleared by the ICC.
As well as Hafeez and Ajmal, seven other off-spinners have been reported to the ICC for illegal actions in the last 14 months.
|Off-spinners under ICC scrutiny|
|Marlon Samuels||West Indies||Reported in November 2013; cleared in December 2013 (but banned from bowling quicker deliveries)|
|Shane Shillingford||West Indies||Reported in November 2013; suspended in December 2013; cleared to return in March 2014 (but banned from bowling doosra)|
|Sachithra Senanayake||Sri Lanka||Reported in June 2014; suspended in July; cleared to return in December|
|Kane Williamson||New Zealand||Reported in June 2014; suspended in July; cleared to return in December|
|Saeed Ajmal||Pakistan||Reported in August 2014; suspended in September|
|Prosper Utseya||Zimbabwe||Reported in August 2014; suspended in October; cleared to bowl seam in December (but banned from bowling off-spin)|
|Sohag Gazi||Bangladesh||Reported in August 2014; suspended in October|
|Malcolm Waller||Zimbabwe||Reported in November 2014; suspended in December|
|Mohammad Hafeez||Pakistan||Reported in November 2014; suspended in December|