Pakistan Super League 2016 February 17, 2016

Kevon Cooper reported for suspect action in PSL

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Cooper reported for suspect action

West Indies and Lahore Qalandars allrounder Kevon Cooper has been served a warning after umpires reported his bowling action after Tuesday evening's match against Quetta Gladiators. It is not clear if one or more deliveries of Cooper were reported, but a PSL media release stated the he could continue to bowl. However, if his bowling action is reported one more time, Cooper will be suspended from bowling in the tournament. It is the first time a bowling action has been reported in the PSL.

"Mr. Cooper has now been placed on the warning list and may continue to be selected to play and bowl for his team in a PSL match," the PSL release said. "Under the PSL Suspected Illegal Bowling Action policy, if a player is reported while on the warning list, the player shall be suspended from bowling for the remainder of the PSL tournament and from bowling in any matches organized by the PCB until such date as he is cleared or upon conclusion of any ineligibility period."

Cooper's managed figures of 1 for 37 in his four overs against Gladiators, who won a high-scoring thriller off the last ball. Overall, Cooper has taken six wickets in six PSL matches while conceding his runs at an economy rate of 9.23.

This is not the first instance of Cooper's bowling coming under the scanner. His action has been found suspect twice in the past: first in 2011 during the Caribbean Premier League and then during the 2014 IPL.

Nagraj Gollapudi is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo

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  • Josiah M. Philip on February 18, 2016, 12:09 GMT

    precisely why Rajasthan royals didn't buy him in 2015- he was obviously throwing and didn't carry out any remedial work because it was an identical action in the cpl the same year but was relieved from fc cricket by his request "to work on his action". was only a matter of time

  • Paddyclark on February 18, 2016, 2:09 GMT

    Well of course he is chucking. My god, its obvious to the naked eye.

    The question is how do they get this far without anyone having a conversation with them.

  • Kronik600 on February 17, 2016, 18:28 GMT

    Don't know why all these "pelters" have not been called before...it's time to clean up this mess across the globe

  • Metman on February 17, 2016, 17:48 GMT

    Didn't know he was called before either.Knew he and Narine were sent to Western Australia to correct their actions a long time ago. My 9 year old grandson asked me last year who was that guy that pelting.His pelting is even clearer than Narines'

  • ilyas on February 17, 2016, 15:42 GMT

    I watched him properly for the first time the other day and the first thing that came to mind was that something didn't look quite right with his action so not totally surprised. Didn't realise he had been called before though

  • 3ddy on February 17, 2016, 15:08 GMT

    Lahore is far superior to Karachi in almost everything. Poor team picked by Karachi owner and they are getting what they deserve. From the moment Karachi picked tanvir in elite category i knew they were in trouble.

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