Dhaka – The International Cricket Council has cleared bowling actions of Bangladesh’s Arafat Sunny and Taskin Ahmed as legal, officials said on Friday.
The announcement came following remedial work and re-assessments with the ICC observation that both bowlers can now resume bowling in international cricket, effective immediately, according to a media release.
At the re-assessments, which were carried out at the National Cricket Centre in Brisbane on 8 September, it was revealed that the amount of elbow extension in all of Arafat and Taskin’s deliveries were now within the 15-degree level of tolerance permitted under the ICC regulations.
The umpires are free to report Arafat and Taskin in the future if they believe they use a suspect action.
Arafat and Taskin were reported after their side’s opening match in the ICC World Twenty20 India 2016 against the Netherlands in Dharamsala on March 9. The independent assessments were performed at the ICC-accredited testing centre in Chennai.