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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  • Android 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.....

  • Anver 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 !!!!