Bird free to bowl for New South Wales again

July 17th, 2009 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS  

Melbourne, July 17 (IANS) Cricket Australia (CA) Friday lifted the suspension of New South Wales bowler Aaron Bird after a biomechanical analysis of his bowling action.
The pace bowler was reported for a suspected illegal bowling action in January and was was tested Feb 11 under the Cricket Australia Doubtful Bowling Action Procedures.

Results found that not all of his deliveries were legal, and Feb 25 he was suspended for a minimum period of 90 days.

Once this 90-day period passed, Bird applied to have his action reassessed. This testing was conducted at the Australian Institute of Sport biomechanics facility in Canberra, June 24.

The results of this testing indicated that Bird’s bowling action complied with the CA tolerance level, which is an elbow extension of 15 degrees or less for every delivery.

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