Bangladeshi pacer Al-Amin Hossain accused of illegal bowling action

This isn’t the first time the 27-year-old pacer was accused of illegal bowling.

Bangladesh Al-Amin Hossain
Bangladesh cricketer Al-Amin Hossain. (Photo by MUNIR UZ ZAMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Bangladeshi speedster Al-Amin Hossain is the latest player to have been reported for a suspected illegal bowling action. Playing for Comilla Victorians franchise during the recently concluded Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), match officials objected Al-Amin for his bowling action.

He was subsequently reported for a suspected illegal bowling action during the 5th edition of BPL against Khulna Titans match on November 28. The on-field umpires of that match accused Al-Amin of bowling with an illegal action in the 15th over during the match against the Titans. Although he was allowed to bowl for the remainder of the BPL, he had to undergo a bowling test.


Sadly, to add to his woes following the test, reports proved the previous suspicion brought up by the field umpires was authentic. The news of his malice was confirmed by Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) Management Information Manager Nasir Uddin Ahmed Nasu.

Nasir Uddin Ahmed was quoted saying by bdcrictime, “Some of his bowling videos were analyzed after BPL in which his action showed troublesome. Al-Amin Hossain will be in rehabilitation for several days from now on. He could come under testing whenever he feels confident about his bowling.”

This is not the first time Hossain was found guilty of suspicious bowling

However, this isn’t the first time the 27-year-old pacer was accused of illegal bowling. He came under suspicion back in 2014 during a series against West Indies but was cleared to bowl after two biomechanical tests. The match officials’ report was also presented to the Bangladesh team manager Habibul Bashar after the team’s 10-wicket loss to the Windies and cited concerns about the legality of Al-Amin’s action.

And just three years after that, he has yet again come under the accusation of illegal bowling action on 28th of November in the match between Khulna Titans and Comilla Victorians during BPL 5.