Sri Lanka off-spinner Rushan Jaleel reported with suspected illegal bowling action

Sri Lanka’s Rushan Jaleel has been reported because of a suspected illegal bowling action.

The off-spinner was reported by Bruce Oxenford of the Emirates International Panel of ICC Umpires and Shahul Hameed of the ICC Associate and Affiliate International Umpires’ Panel, at the conclusion of Sri Lanka’s ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2010 warm-up match against Hong Kong which was played on Monday (11 January) at Hagley Park in Christchurch.

Jaleel’s bowling action will now be scrutinised further under the ICC process relating to cricket other than Tests, ODIs and T20Is. That process states that any bowler reported in this way will be dealt with by the relevant Member board in accordance with clause 3 of the ICC regulations as follows:

  • Where a bowler is “called” or reported by the umpires as having a suspected illegal bowling action, the ICC will advise the Member board of this fact and the Member will be asked to instigate an immediate assessment of the bowler’s action by its group of bowling advisors and to arrange for the undertaking of any remedial action required by the player concerned.

  • The Member will be asked to report back formally to the ICC within 21 days.

  • If the home board’s assessment concludes that the bowler’s action is illegal, he would be immediately suspended from bowling in international cricket.

Pending the result of the home board’s assessment, Jaleel may continue to play and bowl in the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup but of course may still be called by the umpires in accordance with the Laws.