Indian Premier League 2009 May 17, 2009

Amit Singh's bowling action cleared

Cricinfo staff

Amit Singh, the Rajasthan Royals medium-pacer who was reported for a suspect action twice during the IPL, can continue playing in the tournament after his action was cleared by a three-man panel.

The report on Amit's action said that all four types of deliveries tested - the stock delivery, the slower offbreak, the offcutter and the legcutter - were within the ICC's stipulated tolerance limits. Amit, however, was cleared with a proviso: he will be restricted from playing for one year if he is reported again and will have to satisfy both the IPL technical committee and the BCCI that his action is legal before he is reintroduced as part of the Rajasthan squad.

Amit was initially reported by umpires Daryl Harper and K Hariharan after Rajasthan's match against Royal Challengers Bangalore on May 7. Umpires Gary Baxter and Kumar Dharmasena also cited Amit's action as suspect while bowling certain deliveries during the game against Chennai in Kimberley.

Amit has taken eight wickets in four matches at an impressive economy-rate of 5.42. He was Man of the Match against Bangalore earlier this month, taking 4 for 19.