UAE news December 3, 2014

Shahzad, Farooq reported for suspect actions

ESPNcricinfo staff

UAE medium-pacer Mohammad Shahzad and offspinner Salman Farooq have been reported for suspect illegal bowling actions by the ICC after the second ODI against Afghanistan on November 30 in Dubai. The two players are required to undergo testing within 21 days and are permitted to continue bowling in international cricket until the results of those tests are known.

The match officials of the ODI handed over the report to Emirates Cricket Board chief executive David East, citing concerns about the legality of their bowling actions, which will be scrutinised further by the ICC.

Shahzad had finished with 1 for 51 in nine overs in the ODI on Sunday and Farooq, who was playing his first international match, went wicketless in his six overs. Shahzad also scored 79 at No. 3 in UAE's six-wicket win.

Mohammad Hafeez was the last bowler to be reported for a suspect action by the ICC, after the first Test against New Zealand last month.

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