Gazi reported for suspicious bowling action

Gazi is the fifth off-spinner to be reported for having a suspicious action in the last couple of months

Gazi is the fifth off-spinner to be reported for having a suspicious action in the last few months

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Bangladesh off-spinner Sohag Gazi has been reported for a suspicious bowling action following the second ODI against the West Indies in Grenada, which the hosts won by 177 runs.

According to an International Cricket Council (ICC) release, the match officials’ report “cited concerns regarding Gazi’s bowling action for all deliveries”.

Gazi will now have 21 days to have his action tested. But, he will be allowed to continue bowling until the results of the test are known.

Gazi if the fifth off-spinner to have been reported for a suspicious bowling action in the past few months. New Zealand’s Kane Williamson, Sri Lanka’s Sachithra Senanayake, Zimbabwe’s Prosper Utseya and Pakistan’s Saeed Ajmal are the other off-spinners that have been reported.

Williamson and Senanayake were banned from bowling, although Senanayake recently underwent a 10-day remedial course to rectify his action. However, he will need to be tested again to see if his action is legal or not.

The results of Utseya and Ajmal’s tests have yet to be released.

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