India news December 9, 2015

Dhawan reported for suspect bowling action

ESPNcricinfo staff

Shikhar Dhawan bowled three overs of off spin during the fourth Test against South Africa in Delhi © BCCI

India batsman Shikhar Dhawan, who bowls part-time offspin, has been reported for a suspect action after the fourth Test against South Africa in Delhi. Dhawan will have to undergo tests within the next 14 days and can continue to bowl in international cricket until the results of the test are known. The match officials' report, which was given to the Indian team management, cited concerns about the legality of Dhawan's off-spin deliveries, an ICC release said.

Dhawan bowled three overs and conceded nine runs in South Africa's second innings at the Feroz Shah Kotla, a match India won by 337 runs to complete a 3-0 series victory.

Apart from Dhawan, the international players reported for suspect actions in 2015 include West Indies' Sunil Narine and Marlon Samuels, Pakistan's Mohammad Hafeez and Bilal Asif, Sri Lanka's Tharindu Kaushal and Zimbabwe's Malcom Waller. Narine and Hafeez were subsequently banned after their actions were found to be illegal.

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