Pakistani off-spinner reported for suspect action during T20 women World Cup

Pakistan women’s team off-spinner Javeria Wadood has been reported for suspected bowling action during the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 in St Kitts.

On-field umpires Rod Tucker and Marais Erasmus reported the right-arm off-spinner after the Pakistan v Sri Lanka match on May 6 at Warner Park, St Kitts.

In their official report, the umpires stated: “We believe that Javeria Wadood straightens her arm during her delivery and appears to be more than the allowable 15 degrees. It is in all deliveries not one specific delivery. We therefore request the necessary action be instituted to deal with this matter.”

A copy of the report has been sent to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).

Javeria’s bowling action will now be scrutinised further under the ICC process relating to women’s Tests, ODIs and T20Is. Clause 2.2 the ICC regulations provides as follows:

The player is required to submit to an independent analysis of her action by a member of the ICC panel of human movement specialists, appointed in consultation with the PCB

This analysis and report must take place within seven days of the report being received by the PCB

If the player is found to have bowled with an illegal action during the independent analysis then she will be suspended from bowling until she undertakes remedial action and is reassessed (ANI)

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