Dubai:Bangladesh cricketer Abdur Razzak was on Monday suspended from playing international cricket, pending fresh assessment of his bowling action by the International Cricket Council (ICC).
Razzak was reported for suspected illegal action, exceeding the 15-degree permitted under the ICC regulations, by on-field umpires Daryl Harper and Asoka de Silva after the second Test between Bangladesh and New Zealand in Dhaka on October 29.
The analysis showed that the amount of elbow extension in Razzak's bowling action for both his stock delivery and fast ball exceeded the 15-degree level of tolerance. The elbow extension ranged from 22 to 28 degrees and averaged 25 degrees while his quicker ball showed results in the 22 to 28-degree range with an average of 24 degrees.
The suspension applies with immediate effect. He can apply for re-assessment of his bowling action after he has modified it in accordance with clause G of the regulations for the review of bowlers reported with suspected illegal bowling actions.
Razzak has the right to appeal against Dr Portus's conclusions to the Bowling Review Group, in accordance with clause F of the regulations for the review of bowlers reported with suspected illegal bowling actions. Should he choose to appeal, he must lodge a written notification with the ICC within 14 days of receiving the report.