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Bangladesh spinner Sohag Gazi has been banned from bowling in international matches after his action was found to be illegal.
It has been announced that Gazi was found to be flexing his elbow over the 15-degree limit for every single delivery he bowled during the biomechanical test he underwent at Cardiff Metropolitan University.
“He has been suspended by the ICC,” Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) cricket operations committee chairman Akram Khan told ESPNcricinfo. “The CEO just told me that his action is over the 15-degree mark.”
BCB chief executive Nizamuddin Chowdhury added that Gazi will receive help to rectify his action so that he can request to take the biomechancial test once again.
“We will do everything that is necessary since he is an important player,” Chowdhury said. “The first step would be to get him working with a bowling review group, which has to be formed as soon as possible. How long it would take for him to be ready for the final testing would depend on him as well as the coaches he will work with.
“The board would have to allow him to play domestic cricket but since he was suspected and then proved, not allowing him to play would be the logical and standard practice. He should only come back to domestic cricket after the BRG is satisfied with his action. We will definitely give him competitive cricket before his final test.”
Gazi was reported for having a suspicious bowling action following the second ODI against the West Indies in Grenada on August 22.