Pakistan all-rounder Shoaib Malik is to undergo a shoulder operation in South Africa to try to improve his suspect bowling action.
The 24-year-old has twice been reported due to problems caused by the after-effects of two road accidents which have limited the mobility of his arm extension.
Malik, who has played in 15 Tests and 117 One-day Internationals, has twice been reported in the last two years.
â€œMalikâ€™s problem is that due to those two accidents his arm tendons have become loose. So when he bowls one gets the impression there is a problem with his action,â€ Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan told Reuters on Friday.
â€œThe operation is being carried out to loosen his tendons so that his arm extension improves and he faces no more problems with his action.â€
Malik had been sent to Australia for biomechanical tests on his action after which he was cleared by the International Cricket Council (ICC).
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