ICC suspends Bangladesh spinner Razzak for suspected action

December 1st, 2008 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS  

Dubai, Dec 1 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) Monday suspended Bangladesh spinner Abdur Razzak from bowling due to a suspected action.The ICC said the bowler has been suspended pending fresh assessment after independent analysis of his bowling action revealed that it exceeded the 15-degree level of tolerance permitted under regulations.

The analysis was performed by Marc Portus, member of the ICC Panel of Human Movement Specialists, at the Australian Institute of Sport, Canberra Nov 17.

The analysis showed that the amount of elbow extension in Razzak’s bowling action for both his stock delivery and fast ball exceeded the 15 degree level of tolerance. The elbow extension ranged from 22 to 28 degrees and averaged 25 degrees while his quicker ball showed results in the 22 to 28-degree range with an average of 24 degrees.

Razzak was reported for a suspected illegal bowling action by the on-field umpires, Daryl Harper and Asoka de Silva after the second Test between Bangladesh and New Zealand played in Dhaka Saturday.

The spinner has the right to appeal against Portus’s conclusions to the Bowling Review Group within 14 days of receiving the report.

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