Snehal Pradhan`s bowling action found to be illegal
Dubai: Indian women`s cricket team medium-pacer Snehal Pradhan, who was reported for a suspected illegal bowling action, has been suspended from bowling in international cricket after the ICC on Wednesday confirmed that an independent test had found her action illegitimate.
Pradhan would now have to undergo remedial work and further testing in order to continue bowling at the international level.
A comprehensive analysis revealed that the amount of elbow extension in Pradhan`s bowling action for all her deliveries exceeded the 15-degree level of tolerance, permitted under the relevant regulations.
The mean elbow extension is two degrees above the threshold for all delivery types.
The independent analysis was performed by Prof. Bruce Elliott, a member of the ICC Panel of Human Movement Specialists, at the School of Sport Science, Exercise and Health, University of Western Australia (UWA), Perth on July 20.
Pradhan had been reported by the on-field umpires Jeff Evans and Graham Lloyd after the completion of an ODI between England and India on June 30 at the Country Ground in Derby.
She can apply for re-assessment of her bowling action after she has modified it in accordance with clause 2.4 of the regulations for the review of bowlers reported with suspected illegal bowling actions.
The 25-year-old bowler has a right to appeal against UWA`s conclusions to the Bowling Review Group, in accordance with clause 2.3 of the regulations for the review of bowlers reported with suspected illegal bowling actions.
Should she choose to appeal, she must lodge written notification with the ICC within 14 days of receiving the report.