Munir Dar banned from bowling for 12 months

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Dar was reported for a suspicious bowling action twice during the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifiers

Hong Kong left-arm spinner Munir Dar has been banned from bowling for 12 months by the International Cricket Council (ICC) after he was found to have an illegal bowling action.

According to the ICC, Dar’s elbow extension for all his deliveries exceeded the 15 degree limit.

The analysis was carried out by associate professor Jacque Alderson and her team at The University of Western Australia in Perth on December 19.

This means that Dar will not be able to bowl for Hong Kong during the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh in March 2014.

Dar had been reported for a suspicious bowling action twice during the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifiers in the United Arab Emirates, the first of which came against Italy on November 15 and the second of which came against Papua New Guinea on November 28.

 

Dar will be allowed to bowl again once his ban expires.

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