Left-arm spinner Arafat Sunny was once again reported with suspect bowling action this week, two months after the International Cricket Council cleared him, said the Bangladesh Cricket Board on Wednesday.
Bangladesh Premier League technical committee chairman Jalal Yunus said Sunny was reported with suspect action during tournament’s match between Rangpur Riders and Rajshahi Kings on September 28.
‘His first delivery of the 19th over during the match was found to be suspect and had been reported by match officials,’ Jalal, also the chairman of the BCB’s media committee told reporters in Mirpur.
Sunny was first reported with dubious action during Bangladesh’s ICC World Twenty20 match against the Netherlands in March this year.
After intense remedial work he underwent re-assessment in Australia and was cleared by the ICC on September 23 along with paceman Taskin Ahmed.
While Bangladesh drafted back Taskin straight into the national team, the BCB decided to go slow on Sunny and see how he fares in domestic tournament.
Sunny appeared brilliant at the start of the BPL, his first competitive tournament, where he took three wickets in a match without conceding a run to set up a new record in Twenty20 format.
‘The next step would be for the BCB’s bowling action review committee to analyse the video footage of the delivery, which we would do as soon as the tournament is over,’ Jalal said.
Jalal said West Indian paceman Kevon Cooper, who is featuring for Khulna Titans, was also reported by the umpires and BCB has sent his video footage to the West Indies Cricket Board recently.
Jalal added that they will take a zero tolerance for suspect bowling actions in the upcoming tournaments as they have learnt their lessons with Kooper, who was also reported during the Pakistan Super League.
‘In the next BPL we hope to do the video analysis of suspected bowlers by ourselves,’ he added.
‘We will also have to be aware of the foreign bowlers with suspect actions so that we can inform our franchises before the tournament.’
Source: New Age