UAE bowlers Salman and Shahzad reported for suspected illegal bowling actions
Updated - Dec 5, 2014 4:11 pm
UAE bowlers Salman and Shahzad reported for suspected illegal bowling action: The ICC in yet another crackdown prior to the world cup 2015 on bowlers with suspected illegal bowling action has reported United Arab Emirates bowlers Salman and Shahzad. The duo now have 21 days time within which they have to undergo tests with the International Cricket Council and get their action cleared.
The bowlers were reported during the UAE vs. Afghanistan ODI match in Dubai on the 30th of November which they eventually won comfortably by 6 wickets in hand. Salman Farooq and Mohammad Shahzad’s actions were found inappropriate in the game by the match officials and were immediately noted.
The concerned board and bowlers have been informed of the same and have been given guidelines in order to clear their names form the errant bowlers list.
The official Media statement released by the ICC on its website icc-cricket.com read:
United Arab Emirates duo Salman Farooq and Mohammad Shahzad have been reported with suspected illegal bowling actions during the second One-Day International against Afghanistan, which the host side won by six wickets at the ICC Academy, Dubai on 30 November.
The match officials’ report, which was handed over to the Emirates Cricket Board Chief Executive, David East, cited concerns about the legality of the respective bowling actions.
Salman and Shahzad’s bowling actions will now be scrutinised further under the ICC process relating to suspected illegal bowling actions reported in Tests, ODIs and T20Is. They are required to undergo testing within 21 days, and, during this period, both are permitted to continue bowling in international cricket until the results of the testing are known.