By Ayyaz Malik
Pakistan off-spinner Bilal Asif has been cleared of having an illegal bowling action by the ICC. The 30-year old was initially reported for his action in his second appearance for his country, in the one-day series against Zimbabwe.
Asif was called up for the second test but lost out to star spinner Yasir Shah for a starting berth. The off-spinner could still yet play in the test series as a third front -line spinner after the news emerged that Pakistani seamer Imran Khan injured his hand in a training session.
Bilal Asif had his action independently tested in Chennai, India, all of his deliveries were found to be within the 15-degree elbow extension that the ICC permits.