Bangladesh spinner Abdur Razzak has been reported for a suspected illegal bowling action after the second Test against New Zealand, ICC said today.
"The left-arm spinner was reported by Elite Panel umpires Daryl Harper and Asoka de Silva at the conclusion of second Test against New Zealand in Mirpur," an ICC release said. The umpires had concerns over the player's faster deliveries and after monitoring him during the two Test matches, they decided it should be scrutinised further under the relevant ICC process.
Razzaq will now be subject to the process of the ICC on suspect bowling action. "ICC will obtain three copies of the relevant footage. One will go to the player, one to the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) and one will be retained by the ICC," the release said.
"The player is required to submit to an independent analysis of his action by a member of the ICC panel of human movement specialists, appointed in consultation with the BCB. This analysis must take place within 21 days of the report being received by the BCB.
"The report of the analysis must be filed with the ICC within 14 days of it occurring," it added. "If a player is found to have bowled with an illegal action during independent analysis then he will be banned from bowling until he undertakes remedial action and is reassessed."