County news June 16, 2011

Holmes reported for suspect action

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Maurice Holmes, the Warwickshire offspinner, has been reported for a suspect bowling action and could face remedial work for the second time in his short career.

Holmes, 21, was twice reported last month and the umpires will now examine footage to see if they want to uphold their decision. If they do Holmes will then be examined by the ECB and may be forced to remodel his action.

He has been dubbed the 'English Murali' because of his ability to bowl a doosra and was recruited by Andy Moles when he was coach of New Zealand to help their batsmen prepare to face Muttiah Muralitharan. However, it is the doosra that is believed to be the cause of most cocern.

Holmes' initial registration with Warwickshire was delayed as the ECB previously investigated his action although in the current situation he is allowed to continuing playing until a final ruling.

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