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Mark Jonkman reported for suspect bowling action

Cricinfo staff

July 11, 2010

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Mark Jonkman picked up the wicket of Hiral Patel early on, Netherlands v Canada, ICC WCL Division 1, Rotterdam, July 5 2010
Mark Jonkman was reported during the ICC WCL Division 1 tournament in the Netherlands © Getty Images
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Netherlands fast bowler Mark Jonkman has been reported for a suspected illegal bowling action during the ICC World Cricket League Division 1 tournament. Jonkman will have to undergo testing within 21 days and, if necessary, remedial action. However, he will be allowed to continue bowling in international cricket until the results are out.

Jonkman, who missed the third-place play-off against Afghanistan on Saturday after taking 10 wickets in five matches, was reported by on-field umpires Kumar Dharmasena and Buddhi Pradhan after the final group match against Ireland.

In their official report, the umpires said: "When Netherlands took the field for the first innings of the match with Ireland batting, Mark Jonkman bowled in two spells, one from each end, and we were both able to observe his bowling action from square leg. With the naked eye we have concerns with the legitimacy of Mark's bowling action in general and consider it worthy of report under current ICC regulations."

Jonkman is now required to submit to an independent analysis of his bowling action which will be conducted by a member of the ICC panel of human movement specialists. If he is found to have bowled with an illegal action during the independent analysis then he will be suspended from bowling in international cricket until he undertakes remedial action and is reassessed.

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