Christchurch, Jan 31 IBNS | 11 months ago

The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Friday announced that the UAE's Nasir Aziz has been warned against bowling doosras in international cricket following an ICC Analysis of his bowling action.

The ICC Analysis showed no significant difference in the majority of Aziz' off-break deliveries between the match footage and laboratory comparisons, however, there were distinct differences in the bowling of the doosra deliveries between the match footage and laboratory comparisons.

Under the ICC Regulations for the Review of Bowlers Reported with Suspected Illegal Bowling Actions, Aziz is permitted to continue to bowl his stock delivery (off-break) in international cricket, but he is warned that should he continue to bowl the doosra delivery that he has previously bowled in match conditions, he will run the risk of being cited again.

The ICC Analysis was performed by Associate Professor Jacque Alderson and her team at the School of Sport Science, Exercise and Health, The University of Western Australia in Perth on 14 January 2014.

Aziz was reported twice during the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier UAE 2013; firstly on 15 November following a group stage match against Uganda, and then on 29 November following his side's semi-final against Ireland.

Aziz was required to submit to a Home Board Analysis, which concluded that he employed a legal bowling action, and, as such, Aziz was permitted to continue bowling in international cricket.

Aziz was reported a second time and was required to submit to an ICC Analysis.

A further report on Aziz' bowling action within a period of two years will require the bowler to submit to a fresh independent analysis. If the independent analysis concludes that Aziz has an illegal bowling action for any type of delivery, he will be suspended from bowling in international cricket for a minimum period of 12 months.

(Posted on 31-01-2014)

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