Appeal against Bangladesh’s bowler suspension overruled


WEB DESK: Bangladesh appeal against fast bowler Taskin Ahmed suspension from international cricket has been rejected after being reviewed by a Judicial Commissioner, according to ICC press release.
Taskin was reported as having a suspected illegal bowling action by the match officials in Bangladesh’s opening match of the ICC World Twenty20 2016 against the Netherlands in Dharamsala on 9 March.
He undertook an independent assessment at the ICC-accredited testing center in Chennai on 15 March.
This independent assessment found that some of Taskin’s standard deliveries exceeded the permissible level of elbow extension and, as such, his bowling action was found to be illegal and he was suspended from bowling in international cricket with immediate effect.
The hearing was conducted yesterday by Michael Beloff QC over a tele-conference call that lasted several hours and in which numerous legal challenges were made on behalf of the player.
Mr Beloff has now notified that Taskin’s suspension from bowling in international cricket shall be upheld and indicated that a written reasoned decision will be provided in due course.

Source: ICC