Dubai, Nov 29 IBNS | 10 months ago

Moner Ahmed of Hong Kong has been reported for a suspected illegal bowling action under the ICC Regulations for the Review of Bowlers Reported with Suspected Illegal Bowling Actions following his side's 29-run victory over Papua New Guinea in the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier UAE 2013 (WT20Q) on Thursday.


Ahmed was reported by umpires Michael Gough, S. Ravi, Adrian Holdstock, John Ward and match referee Graeme La Brooy.

This is the second time that Ahmed has been reported during the tournament, and he is now required to submit to an analysis by the ICC (ICC Analysis) of his bowling action.

Following the first report, Ahmed was required to submit to a Home Board Analysis, and the Analysis concluded that Ahmed employed a legal bowling action. As such, Ahmed was permitted to continue bowling in international cricket.

Any subsequent report within a period of two years of the date of a first report requires a bowler to submit to an ICC Analysis, conducted by the ICC High Performance Manager and a member of the ICC panel of human movement specialists.

The persons appointed to conduct the ICC Analysis are required to furnish a written report to the team management after the conclusion of the ICC Analysis.

Throughout the period of the assessment, Ahmed is permitted to continue bowling in international cricket. During this period, should further reports be made against him, the reports will have no consequence.

Where the ICC Assessment concludes that he employs a legal bowling action, the player shall be permitted to continue bowling in international cricket.

Where the ICC Assessment concludes that he employs an illegal bowling action, the player will be immediately suspended from bowling in any international cricket for a period of 12 months.

(Posted on 29-11-2013)