Dharamsala: Bangladesh fast bowler Taskin Ahmed and left-arm spinner Arafat Sunny have been reported for suspect bowling actions during their side’s opening match against the Netherlands in the ICC World Twenty20.
Bangladesh won the opening qualifying round match by 8 runs with Taskin bowling the final over in a close game.
According to an ICC media release:”The ICC is working with the Bangladesh cricket team management to confirm times for the independent testing of both bowlers at the ICC-accredited testing centre in Chennai. The ICC regulations state ” every reasonable effort shall be made for the Independent Assessment to be carried out and the Independent Assessment Report furnished within a period of 7 days from the date of receipt of the Match Officials Report.”
“Both players are free to continue bowling until the results of testing are known,” the release further stated.
Former captain and current Bangladesh manager Khaled Mahmood Sujan said that their focus is on the next game against Ireland.
“ICC has expressed some concerns about their action but at this point in time, we will not make any further comments in this regard. The team is completely focussed on our next match against Ireland,” Sujan told PTI.