Chris Green banned for three months due to illegal bowling action
Green had recently signed a six-year-long deal with Sydney Thunder in Big Bash League.
Updated - Jan 8, 2020 1:32 pm
Chris Green, the right arm off-break spinner has certainly emerged as one of the finest bowlers in the shorter format across the globe. He plays for several teams in different T20 tournaments and he has been under the limelight for long. Recently, he also grabbed an IPL contract in the IPL 2020 Auction. Everything was going really well for the spin head but now, the 26-year-old has been banned from cricket for next three months allegedly for an illegal bowling action.
Chris Green was born in South Africa and he wishes to play for Australia in the near future. He has done considerably well in the shorter format in the last 12 months for whichever side he has played. This was the main reason that Kolkata Knight Riders, the former IPL champions snapped him up for 20 Lakh INR in the IPL 2020 auction.
Chris Green plays for Sydney Thunder in BBL 2019-20
Currently, he is a part of Sydney Thunder and has played a significant role in the success of his team in the ongoing Big Bash League 2019-20. Green was all set to play the next game against Melbourne Stars at MCG in Melbourne but he has been ruled out from Thunder squad just a few hours before the game. Green’s ban has also ruled him out from taking part in IPL in its first couple of weeks that will begin from March 29.
Peter Roach, Cricket Australia’s Head of Cricket Operations said that Sydney Thunder team management and Chris Green has approached the process in a great way with full cooperation. The spinner underwent the bowling Tests at the earliest in a neutral environment. He also added the fact the management will surely work with Green on his bowling action and he will again undergo a bowling action Test after his suspension tenure gets finished.
“We’d like to commend Chris and the Thunder for the way they have approached this process with complete cooperation and respect. Chris undertook testing at the earliest possible time and satisfactorily replicated his bowling action in the controlled environment. We look forward to working with Chris in the coming months and conducting further testing once the suspension period has elapsed,” Peter Roach, Cricket Australia’s Head of Cricket Operations, said as quoted by cricket.com.au.
Chris Green had recently signed a six-year-long deal with Sydney Thunder in Big Bash League. Also, the off-spinner had revealed that he wanted to play the upcoming T20 World Cup for Australia.
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