Bangladesh left-arm spinner Arafat Sunny and pacer Taskin Ahmed have been suspended from bowling in international cricket council with immediate effect after an independent assessment found their bowling actions to be illegal, dealing a massive blow to the team’s campaign in the ongoing World Twenty20.
Both bowlers underwent assessments in Chennai last week, after being reported for suspect actions during the World T20 round-one match against Netherlands in Dharamsala on 9th March. They can apply for a re-assessment at any stage after modifying their bowling actions. In accordance with Article 6.1 of the ICC Regulations, Arafat’s and Taskin’s international suspensions will also be recognised and enforced by all the members for domestic cricket events played in their own jurisdiction. They may be allowed to play in the domestic league, pending the BCB’s permission.
Arafat’s analysis revealed that the elbow extension for majority of his deliveries had exceeded the 15 degrees level of tolerance permitted under the ICC Regulations while not all of Taskin’s deliveries were legal. As a consequence of these suspensions, the Bangladesh cricket team is permitted to apply to the ICC World Twenty20 India 2016 Event Technical Committee for approval to replace the two bowlers in the squad for the remainder of the event.
Now the left-arm spinner Saqlain Sajib will replace Sunny in Bangladesh’s World T20 squad and Taskin will be replaced by offspin-bowling all rounder Shuvagata Hom.
Extra Info :
- Earlier in October 2014 : Bangladesh Offspiner Sohag Gazi was suspended from bowling but he was cleared after a second test in February 2015.
- 1st Bangladesh Bowler to be suspended : Left arm spinner Abdur Razzak in 2008.
- ICC Chairman : Shashank Manohar
So now lets discuss some questions related to this article which can be asked in the upcoming exams :
1. Name the two bowlers of Bangladesh who have been suspended by ICC ?
2. Name the player who are going to replace Taskin and Sunny in WorldT20 ?
3.The Bangladesh bowlers have been reported illegal action against which country match?
Courtesy : The Hindu