IPL 2014 May 26, 2014

Kevon Cooper reported for suspect action

ESPNcricinfo staff

Kevon Cooper, the Rajasthan Royals allrounder, has been reported by the umpires for a suspect action while bowling certain deliveries, after his team's five-wicket loss to Mumbai Indians. It is the second time that Cooper's action has come under the scanner; in 2011, his action was reported during the Caribbean T20 league after which he had to take remedial measures at the University of Western Australia, Perth.

Under the IPL Suspected Illegal Bowling Action policy, Cooper may request an official assessment from the BCCI Suspect Bowling Action Committee, which comprises S Venkataraghavan, Javagal Srinath, AV Jayaprakash and Sanjay Patel, the BCCI secretary.

However, pending any clearance by the committee, Cooper would be available to bowl for Royals in IPL 2015. Should he be reported a second time, he would be suspended from bowling for the remainder of that season.

Cooper, who joined Royals in 2012, has picked up 39 wickets in 31 appearances over three IPL seasons. He picked up the wickets of Michael Hussey and Kieron Pollard at the Wankhede Stadium on Sunday, but Royals were edged out of the race for playoffs as Mumbai Indians chased down the 190-run target in 14.4 overs.

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  • WIFL on May 28, 2014, 3:44 GMT

    As a student of this wonderful game of cricket, the topic of suspected bowling actions has been with the game from time memorial. It is a topic that we not openly prepared to talk about and in my humble opinion it is looked upon as in many sports similar to the use of performance enhancing drugs. We know it exist but we shy away from it or we speak about in private pockets of conversation. My suggestion to dealing with suspected bowling actions, if we really care and love the game is to look at ways to help young bowlers improve their bowling actions. These problems tend to surface more in pressure situations. Kevin Cooper is not the only one with such a problem, but how can we help this young man who has tremendous cricketing ability. When umpires make these observations during a game they should reported to the Cricket competition officials or board and Coaches. The player should be spoken to with the plan for remedial work both psychological and physical.

  • on May 29, 2014, 18:02 GMT

    very sad to hear about cooper...cooper is a good all rounder in this type of format....he has the ability to take wickets when ever the tean is in need....so hope to seee cooper in ipl 2015.....

  • anver777 on May 28, 2014, 4:01 GMT

    I was surprised when I read this news.... Cooper is really a hardworking cricketer & good asset for any team for his all round abilities. wish he will do needful changes & will be back strongly for RR in IPL 2015 !!!!

  • WIFL on May 28, 2014, 3:44 GMT

    As a student of this wonderful game of cricket, the topic of suspected bowling actions has been with the game from time memorial. It is a topic that we not openly prepared to talk about and in my humble opinion it is looked upon as in many sports similar to the use of performance enhancing drugs. We know it exist but we shy away from it or we speak about in private pockets of conversation. My suggestion to dealing with suspected bowling actions, if we really care and love the game is to look at ways to help young bowlers improve their bowling actions. These problems tend to surface more in pressure situations. Kevin Cooper is not the only one with such a problem, but how can we help this young man who has tremendous cricketing ability. When umpires make these observations during a game they should reported to the Cricket competition officials or board and Coaches. The player should be spoken to with the plan for remedial work both psychological and physical.

  • on May 29, 2014, 18:02 GMT

    very sad to hear about cooper...cooper is a good all rounder in this type of format....he has the ability to take wickets when ever the tean is in need....so hope to seee cooper in ipl 2015.....

  • anver777 on May 28, 2014, 4:01 GMT

    I was surprised when I read this news.... Cooper is really a hardworking cricketer & good asset for any team for his all round abilities. wish he will do needful changes & will be back strongly for RR in IPL 2015 !!!!

  • anver777 on May 28, 2014, 4:01 GMT

    I was surprised when I read this news.... Cooper is really a hardworking cricketer & good asset for any team for his all round abilities. wish he will do needful changes & will be back strongly for RR in IPL 2015 !!!!

  • on May 29, 2014, 18:02 GMT

    very sad to hear about cooper...cooper is a good all rounder in this type of format....he has the ability to take wickets when ever the tean is in need....so hope to seee cooper in ipl 2015.....

  • WIFL on May 28, 2014, 3:44 GMT

    As a student of this wonderful game of cricket, the topic of suspected bowling actions has been with the game from time memorial. It is a topic that we not openly prepared to talk about and in my humble opinion it is looked upon as in many sports similar to the use of performance enhancing drugs. We know it exist but we shy away from it or we speak about in private pockets of conversation. My suggestion to dealing with suspected bowling actions, if we really care and love the game is to look at ways to help young bowlers improve their bowling actions. These problems tend to surface more in pressure situations. Kevin Cooper is not the only one with such a problem, but how can we help this young man who has tremendous cricketing ability. When umpires make these observations during a game they should reported to the Cricket competition officials or board and Coaches. The player should be spoken to with the plan for remedial work both psychological and physical.