Bowling actions of Bangladesh’s Arafat and Taskin found to be legal

September 23, 2016
By: Samaa Web Desk
Published in Sports


The International Cricket Council (ICC) today announced that following remedial work and re-assessments, the bowling actions of Bangladesh’s Arafat Sunny and Taskin Ahmed have been found to be legal, and both bowlers can now resume bowling in international cricket, effective immediately.

At the re-assessments, which were carried out at the National Cricket Centre in Brisbane on 8 September, it was revealed that the amount of elbow extension in all of Arafat and Taskin’s deliveries were now within the 15-degree level of tolerance permitted under the ICC regulations.

The umpires are free to report Arafat and Taskin in the future if they believe they use a suspect action.

Arafat and Taskin were reported after their side’s opening match in the ICC World Twenty20 India 2016 against the Netherlands in Dharamsala on Wednesday, 9 March. The independent assessments were performed at the ICC-accredited testing centre in Chennai.

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Story first published: 23rd September 2016


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