South Africa news January 29, 2013

Subrayen cleared to bowl again

ESPNcricinfo staff

Prenelan Subrayen, the 19-year-old KwaZulu-Natal offspinner, has been re-instated by Cricket South Africa to bowl in all levels of cricket.

His action had been found to be illegal but after a period of rehabilitation he was re-tested and his action had been sufficiently modified.

Subrayen has played three first-class matches, taking six wickets at 30.50 and eight wickets in 10 List A matches but his right-arm action was tested by the Australian Institute of Sport and by the Sports Science Institute of South Africa and deemed illegal.

His situation was complicated by a serious dislocation of the shoulder several years ago but rehabilitation under the direction of the KwaZulu-Natal Cricket Union and CSA's High Performance personnel has corrected his problem.

"Prenelan can thus resume his bowling career with immediate effect," Corrie van Zyl, CSA General Manager: Cricket, said.

Subrayen is a promising cricketer having played 24 Youth ODIs for South Africa Under-19s. He took seven wickets at just 14.42 at the 2012 Under-19 World Cup, helping South Africa to third-place.

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  • yuvraj on January 30, 2013, 14:52 GMT

    Yep. He seems to be first Tamil guy to play for SA. Hope he does well. Prenelan Subrayen, Veerasamy Perumal should make their Sri Lankan counterpart, Muralitharan, proud!

  • Paul on January 29, 2013, 15:34 GMT

    Think you're right Cynic, they'll learn one way to bowl to pass the test and more than likely revert to their natural style in match conditions.

  • des on January 29, 2013, 15:08 GMT

    I sometimes think these bowlers are 'cleared' in the nets, but who monitors them on the field when they are under pressure to vary their deliveries and take wickets?

    Maybe he should base his action on Ajmal's.

  • Sunil on January 29, 2013, 14:28 GMT

    If i am right, he is the 1st tamilian playing for south africa. Great....Keep it up Subrayen.... I don't remember, if he has remembered his roots..But his name has told it all.... Its a pleasure to all tamilian who have spread all around the world, playing this wonderful game.....

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