Women's cricket news July 6, 2010

Javeria Khan suspended for illegal action

Cricinfo staff

The ICC has suspended Javeria Khan, the Pakistan offspinner, from bowling in international cricket after her action was found to be over the 15-degree level of tolerance permitted for bending of the elbow.

Javeria had earlier been reported during a match against Sri Lanka in the ICC Women's World Twenty20 in St Kitts.

The independent test was performed by Bruce Elliott, a member of the ICC Panel of Human Movement Specialists, at the University of Western Australia in Perth on June 16. The analysis showed the mean elbow extension in Javeria's bowling action for the offbreak was 29.3 degrees, and increased to 40.7 degrees when she began to tire.

She can apply for re-assessment of her action after she has modified it in accordance with clause 2.4 of the regulations for the review of bowlers reported with suspected illegal bowling actions. She also has the right to appeal against UWA's conclusions to the Bowling Review Group. Should she choose to appeal, she must lodge written notification with the ICC within 14 days of receiving the report.

The Pakistan Cricket Board said in a statement that it would work on the matter internally by supervising the remedial work on her action.