UAE news January 26, 2012

Vikrant Shetty's bowling action cleared

ESPNcricinfo staff

Vikrant Shetty, the UAE offspinning allrounder, has been cleared to bowl at the international level, after undergoing remedial work on his bowling action. Shetty worked on his action at the ICC Global Cricket Academy (GCA), under the supervision of head coaches Dayle Hadlee and Mudassar Nazar. Following the remedial action, he was assessed and cleared by his home board, the Emirates Cricket Board.

Shetty had been reported for a suspected illegal action during UAE's Intercontinental Cup clash against Afghanistan in October. Shetty, 27, had made his first-class debut in that match. He was reported at the end of the match by on-field umpires Ahsan Raza and Buddhi Pradhan, and third umpire Iftikhar Ali.

Under this process, as with all bowlers, Shetty's action will continue to be scrutinised by match officials to ensure it remains legal.