|Photos||Video & Audio||Blogs||Statistics||Archive||Games||Mobile|
October 30, 2008
Abdur Razzak, the Bangladesh left-arm spinner, has been reported for a suspect bowling action. Daryl Harper and Asoka de Silva, the umpires for the two-Test series between Bangladesh and New Zealand which finished on Wednesday, said they had concerns over Razzak's faster ball and hence requested the ICC to review his action.
The ICC will obtain three copies of the relevant footage, one of which will be kept by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB). Razzak will undergo an independent analysis of his action by a member of the ICC panel of human movement specialists, appointed in consultation with the BCB. If his action remains suspect during the analysis, he faces a ban and will have to remedy his action.
If the analysis confirms the umpires' suspicions of only a specific delivery - in this case the faster one - he can continue to bowl in international cricket but faces a ban if reported again.
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.
Razzak took five wickets in the Tests against New Zealand at an expensive 45.60 runs per wicket.
© ESPN EMEA Ltd.
Even at the height of his success with the national side, Sreesanth was a lonely cricketer who felt hard done by
Mumbai Indians still have a better head-to-head record against Chennai Super Kings, but once again on the big occasion, they came second
Plays of the day from the IPL qualifier between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians in Delhi
Sunrisers began this tournament as one of the underdogs, but fought impressively to reach as far as the Eliminator
With some of their big names stumbling this season, Kings XI Punjab were rarely serious contenders for a playoff place
None of the other three England bowlers with 300 Test wickets - or many other of the game's finest swing merchants - could have bowled better than James Anderson at Lord's
Royal Challengers began the season in full steam, but failed to replicate their consistency away from home
Safe & simple online money transfer. Apply Now!
Available now at Cricshop