Australia news March 28, 2013

Gannon reported for suspect bowling action

ESPNcricinfo staff

Young Queensland seam bowler Cameron Gannon will undergo bio-mechanical testing of his action after being reported under Cricket Australia's doubtful bowling action procedure.

Umpires in the Sheffield Shield final against Tasmania twice mentioned Gannon as having a suspected illegal bowling action, reaching a total of four reports across the 2012-13 domestic season.

Under CA's regulations, any bowler reported three times in a single season must undergo testing. Gannon must now undergo testing within 21 days of being notified about the report.

Queensland Cricket indicated that Gannon would be strongly supported by his state throughout the process. "He's a fine young cricketer and we will provide whatever support and assistance that is necessary during this time,'' a Bulls spokesman said.

Gannon, 24, has played 13 first-class matches for the Bulls, reaping 42 wickets at 27.02. He has also turned out in 12 limited overs games, claiming 22 victims at 22.04. His action was closely observed throughout the Shield final as the annual competition decider is televised.