he BCB’s bowling action review committee has deemed five bowlers as having illegal bowling actions but didn’t suspend them immediately. Five others were given the clean chit by the committee, three weeks after all ten bowlers, who were reported for suspect actions during the 2016 Dhaka Premier League, completed their assessment in Mirpur.
Left-arm spinners Faisal Hossain and Amit Kumar, and off-spinners Mustafizur Rahman, Mohammad Sharifullah and Asif Ahmed are still allowed to play domestic cricket till November 15 this year, but they must complete the bowling action reassessment by this date to have any chance to play after that. During this time, they are free to play while the BCB will pay for their remedial work and reassessment.
But there was good news for left-arm spinners Moinul Islam and Naeem Islam jnr, and offspinner Sanjit Saha, whose actions were found to be legal by the committee, and are eligible to bowl.
Meanwhile, left-arm spinner Rezaul Karim has been allowed to bowl all deliveries except his arm ball, while pace bowler Mohammad Saifuddin is not allowed to bowl his slower delivery. If they bowl the illegal variations, the umpire can rule it a no-ball, according to the committee’s decision