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Vol. 5 Num 557 Tue. December 20, 2005  
   
Sports


Malik cleared of suspect action


Pakistan all-rounder Shoaib Malik has been cleared of a suspect bowling action reported against him last month, a senior cricket official said Monday.

"The report after tests on Malik's action cleared him and it is a reprieve for him," Pakistan Cricket Board director of operations Salim Altaf told AFP.

Malik's bowling action was reported as "illegal" for a third time during the first Test against England at Multan last month. He was sent to Australia for tests on his bowling action early this month.