ICC World Cup Qualifiers 2009 April 6, 2009

Oman's Amir Ali reported for suspect action

Cricinfo staff

The Oman offspinner Amir Ali has been reported for a suspect bowling action. Marais Erasmus and Niels Bagh, the umpires for the ICC World Cup Qualifiers game between Oman and Scotland in Johannesburg on April 4, said they had concerns over Ali and hence requested the ICC to review his action.

In a report submitted to the ICC and the Oman Cricket Board (OCB), the on-field umpires and third umpire Kumar Dharmasena said: "We are of the opinion that during this match some deliveries were bowled with a suspect action. Therefore we felt that Amir Ali should be tested."

Pending the result of the ICC's assessment, Ali can continue to play and bowl in international cricket. The ICC has requsted the OCB to make arrangements for the assessment of Ali's bowling action as soon as possible. As soon as the assessment has been completed, the OCB must formally report back to the ICC as to what the results of the tests were and what action has been taken.