Bangladesh cricket November 11, 2008

Razzak to be assessed in Australia

Cricinfo staff

Abdur Razzak was reported during the New Zealand series © AFP

Abdur Razzak, the Bangladesh left-arm spinner, will travel to Canberra for independent analysis of his bowling action. Razzak was reported for a suspect bowling action by Daryl Harper and Asoka de Silva, and hence requested the ICC to review, during the recent two-Test series against New Zealand.

Razzak will be assessed by Marc Portusa, a member of the ICC panel of human movement specialists at the Australian Institute of Sports on November 17. He will leave for Australia on November 15 at the end of the ongoing ODI series against South Africa, and will return on November 18 to rejoin the squad.

This is the second time Razzak has been reported for the same offence in his career. The first instance was during an Asia Cup match against Pakistan in Colombo in 2004 in what was only his second one-day international.