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Pak spinner reported for suspect bowling action

Basseterre: Pakistani women’s team off-spinner Javeria Wadood has been reported for a suspected illegal bowling action during the side’s Twenty20 World Cup match against Sri Lanka here.

The off-spinner was reported after yesterday’s match by on-field umpires Rod Tucker and Marais Erasmus, along with third umpire Shahvir Tarapore.

“We believe that Javeria Wadood straightens her arm during her delivery and appears to be more than the allowable 15 degrees. It is in all deliveries not one specific delivery. We therefore request the necessary action be instituted to deal with this matter,” the umpires said in their report.

A copy of the report has been sent to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and Javeria’s bowling action will now be scrutinised further.

The player is now required to submit to an independent analysis of her action by a member of the ICC panel of human movement specialists, appointed in consultation with the PCB.

This analysis and report must take place within seven days of the report being received by the PCB.

If the player is found to have bowled with an illegal action during the independent analysis then she will be suspended from bowling until she undertakes remedial action and is reassessed.

PTI

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