Aziz bowling action found legal by ECB

DUBAI — The Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) has found the bowling action of UAE off-spin bowler Nasir Aziz to be legal after analysis of his action revealed it was in accordance with ICC regulations, a media release said.

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Published: Wed 18 May 2011, 1:29 AM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 7:30 AM

Where a bowler is reported by the umpires due to a suspected illegal action in a Pepsi ICC World Cricket League match, the policy requires the relevant member board — in this case the ECB — to instigate an assessment.

The ECB had instigated an immediate assessment of the bowler’s action after he was reported with a suspect illegal bowling action at the conclusion of the Pepsi ICC World Cricket League Division 2 match against Namibia which UAE won by five wickets at the Dubai Sports City Stadium on April 15.

The report on the assessment was submitted to the International Cricket Council (ICC) by Dayle Hadlee, Head Coach of the ICC Global Cricket Academy (GCA), who along with Mudassar Nazar (ICC GCA Head Coach) and Kabir Khan (Head Coach UAE National Team) tested and reviewed the 22-year-old’s bowling action at the ICC GCA in Dubai.

If Nasir is reported a second time within a period of two years from the date of the first report he will be required to submit to an ICC analysis.

If the ICC analysis confirms that Nasir employs a legal bowling action he will be permitted to continue bowling in international cricket.

However, if the ICC analysis concludes that he employs an illegal bowling action, he shall be suspended from bowling in international cricket for a period of 12 months.



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