Chennai: Bangladesh off-spinner Arafat Sunny, who was reported for suspect action during a ICC World T20 match against The Netherlands last Wednesday, will undergo tests to assess his bowling action at the ICC-accredited Biomechanics Laboratory.
ICC, the game’s world governing body, has informed the Sri Ramachandran Arthroscopy and Sports Sciences Centre (SRASSC) in Chennai that Sunny would arrive in the metropolitan city late on Sunday night for the scan, said local sources.
After the tests are done, the findings and report will be sent to the ICC in two days’ time.
The sources confirmed that “Sunny’s testing would be done even if it is late in the night and all arrangement for this has been already made at the SRASSC. It appears that testing would be completed in about two and a half hours including calibration time and then he would join the Bangladesh team.
Besides Sunny, who is a slow-left arm orthodox spinner, fast bowler Taskin Ahmed was also reported for suspect action and the duo are required to clear their action in a week’s time until which they can continue to bowl.
As far as Ahmed’s testing is concerned, the Centre is yet to get information about his arrival here, the sources said.
According to ICC regulations “every reasonable effort shall be made for independent assessment to be carried out and the independent assessment report furnished within a period of 7 days from the date of receipt of the Match Official's report.”
The ICC in a release on Thursday had said that these two bowlers “are free to continue bowling” until the results of testing are known.
Both Sunny and Ahmed are vital in Bangladesh’s balance as a team. Sunny, who made his debut in T20 for Bangladesh in Chittagong against Sri Lanka in December 2014, had so far claimed 66 wickets in 62 matches. PTI