Bangladeshi Bowler Taskin, Sunny cleared to bowl

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Bangladesh cricket fans have finally something to cheer as fast bowler Taskin Ahmed and left-arm spinner Arafat Sunny were declared clear to bowl in international cricket with immediate effect after ICC found that the remedy action both Bangladeshi bowlers were found to be legal by the ICC.

Bangladesh bowlers had their actions reassessed at the National Cricket Centre in Brisbane on September 8 and their elbow extensions for all deliveries were found to be within 15 degrees, which is the upper limit according to ICC regulations. “The umpires are free to report Arafat and Taskin in the future if they believe they use a suspect action,” the ICC said.

BCB earlier kept a slot for Taskin when they announced National squad to play against Afghanistan. He will now be added to Bangladesh’s ODI side for the first two games against Afghanistan on September 25 and 28, reports BSS.

While sunny is not included in the current Bangladesh squad, and will focus on the National Cricket League first-class tournament which begins on Sunday (September 25).

Sunny and Taskin were reported for a suspect action after Bangladesh’s opening game in the 2016 World T20, against Netherlands in Dharamsala on March 9. Their actions had been found illegal after they were tested at the ICC-accredited centre in Chennai.

Bangladesh spinners Abdur Razzak and Sohag Gazi were also suspended for illegal bowling action but both returned to international cricket.

Bangladesh’s next international assignment is three ODIs at home against Afghanistan beginning on September 25, after which England visit for three ODIs and two tests.

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