LAHORE  - National cricketer Muhammad Hafeez on Wednesday claimed to be cheated by a renowned housing society in Lahore.

The star cricketer filed a complaint against property agents who allegedly took Rs3.25 crore from him for a plot in DHA, Lahore and did not deliver the papers as promised.

Hafeez, who was recently banned for 12 months by the International Cricket Council for illegal bowling action, submitted the complaint to the Senior Superintendent Police of Central Investigation Agency.

According to a news channel, Rs1.25 crore has been recovered while Rs2 crore are still in the custody of the con-men.

Earlier, Hafeez was banned for one year by ICC after he failed to clear the Test in Chennai. Hafeez was reported during the second Test in the Test series against Sri Lanka.

The Match Officials’ Report, which was handed over to the Pakistan management, cited concerns about the legality of the 34-year-old’s bowling action during the course of the match.

He flew to Chennai on July 6 to undergo a bio-mechanic test on his bowling action at the Sri Ramachandra Arthroscopy and Sports Sciences Centre (SRASSC) for about two hours including calibration time.

This was not the first time that the off-spinner’s action has been questioned. Hafeez was suspended from bowling in November 2014. Following remedial work on his bowling action, he was reassessed and permitted to resume bowling in April.

As the report against Sri Lanka was the player’s second within a two-year period, the first of which led to a suspension, he was automatically suspended from bowling in international cricket for a 12-month period.