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Bengal's Manojit Ghosh barred for suspect action

ESPNcricinfo staff

December 11, 2013

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Manojit Ghosh, the 30-year-old Bengal medium-pacer whose action has come under scrutiny, has been barred from playing BCCI-organised tournaments. In a letter addressed to the Cricket Association of Bengal, BCCI CEO Ratnakar Shetty said the BCCI's suspect action review committee found Ghosh was straightening his elbow beyond permissible levels.

"He is barred from playing BCCI tournaments till his action is cleared," Shetty wrote.

Ghosh made his first-class debut in a Ranji Trophy match against Rajasthan in Jaipur last month, and took a wicket in each innings. On-field umpires BK Ravi and K Srinath reported him during the match, and Ghosh hasn't featured since.

Ashok Malhotra, the Bengal coach, told PTI that he would help Ghosh with his rehabilitation at the end of the season. "I came to know of the decision today," Malhotra said. "I will sit with the pacer as soon as the Ranji ties are over."

Last month, the Maharashtra fast bowler Sachin Chaudhari was called for an illegal action during a Ranji Trophy match against Hyderabad, and has been barred from BCCI matches till his action is cleared.

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