Bangladesh seamer Al-Amin Hossain has been reported for a suspect action following his team's ten-wicket loss to West Indies in the first Test in St Vincent that ended on Tuesday. Al-Amin is the sixth bowler - and the first one who isn't an offspinner - to be reported by the ICC's match officials since July.
Al-Amin will have to get his action tested within 21 days at an ICC accredited facility either in Cardiff or Brisbane and can continue bowling in international cricket until the results of the tests are known. Bangladesh's team manager Habibul Bashar said Al-Amin was not going to return to Bangladesh and would be available for selection for the second Test, which begins in St Lucia on September 20. Al-Amin's team-mate, offspinner Sohag Gazi, had also had his action reported during the limited-overs leg in the Caribbean.
In the last few months, Sri Lanka offspinner Sachithra Senanayake, New Zealand's Kane Williamson, Zimbabwe's Prosper Utseya and Pakistan's Saeed Ajmal were reported. Senanayake, Williamson and Ajmal were subsequently banned from bowling after testing.
The issue of suspect bowling actions had come up during the ICC cricket committee meeting in June, where there was a general consensus among members that the methods used to detect illegal actions were imperfect. It had recommended changes to help match officials get more support from biomechanists in order to identify illegal actions with "more confidence".