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Gunn reported for suspect action

ESPNcricinfo staff

March 2, 2012

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Jenny Gunn celebrates the wicket of Shandre Fritz, South Africa Women v England Women, 3rd ODI, Pothesfstroom, October, 25, 201
Jenny Gunn was reported in the first ODI against New Zealand © Getty Images
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Jenny Gunn, the England seamer, has been reported for a suspect bowling action during the one-day international series against New Zealand.

Gunn was previously reported and cleared in March 2009 under the old system of analysis by the home board - in that case the ECB - but since October 2009 all suspect actions in women's cricket are investigated independently to mirror the men's game.

The report was made by on-field umpires Derek Walker and Phil Jones after the first ODI in Lincoln on Wednesday. Gunn now has 21 days to provide an independent analysis of her action by the ICC to the ECB, until which time she can continue to bowl in international cricket.

If during the analysis her action is found to be illegal she will be suspended from bowling until remedial action has been taken and further assessment is then requirement before bowling can resume.

Clare Connor, head of England women's cricket, said: "Jenny Gunn's bowling action was independently analysed and confirmed as legal by ICC in 2009 and so it is unfortunate for her that its legality has been called in to question once again.

"Jenny will continue to be available for selection for the remaining two one-day international matches in New Zealand and will then have the full support of the England and Wales Cricket Board as she undergoes the testing process required by the ICC."

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Posted by AlanHarrison on (March 3, 2012, 15:31 GMT)

Well that is certainly a concern for Ms Gunn. Having read this article I don't think Ms Connor's comment is quite accurate: as I read it, Ms Gunn's action was actually cleared in 2009 by the ECB, not the ICC; the ICC appear not to have expressed an opinion yet about her action.

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