31 Oct 2008

Razzack reported for suspect bowling action

6:08 am on 31 October 2008

Bangladesh's left-arm spinner Abdur Razzak has been reported for a suspect bowling action after his team's second Test against New Zealand.

The ICC says Razzak was reported by umpires Daryl Harper of Australia and Asoka de Silva of Sri Lanka after the second Test which finished in Dhaka on Wednesday.

This is the second time the 26-year-old has been reported for suspect action.

He had to undergo corrective measures in 2004 before he was cleared.

In their report the umpires explained they had concerns over the player's faster ball and decided it was appropriate that the delivery should be scrutinized further under the relevant ICC process.

Razzak will be subject to the ICC's process on suspect bowling action.

If the independent analysis finds the player guilty of bowling with an illegal action for a specific type of delivery only then he can continue to bowl in international cricket with a warning that if he is reported again then he will be banned from bowling with immediate effect."

However Razzak can continue bowling until the receipt of the report of the independent analysis by the BCB.

Razzak has played five Tests and 79 one-day internationals for Bangladesh and is among the 15-man party to tour South Africa early next month.