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Suspect action keeps Parmar out

Mohnish Parmar played in the Ranji Trophy, and picked up 41 wickets - the third highest in the season. However, he has not found a place in the West Zone squad for the Duleep Trophy, reports G Krishnan.

india Updated: Jan 20, 2009 12:41 IST
G Krishnan

Mohnish Parmar’s a queer case. The Gujarat off spinner played in the Ranji Trophy, and picked up 41 wickets - the third highest in the season. However, he has not found a place in the West Zone squad for the Duleep Trophy.

"Has this got anything to do with my action," the confused bowler asked? Parmar's action was found suspect and he was sent to Australia for tests in December in the midst of the Ranji season. "The report (from Australia) says he straightens his arm by more than the permissible 15 degrees. So we did not want to take any chance and face a situation where he's called by an umpire," said one of the selectors who did not wish to be named.

The young bowler, however, is completely baffled at his exclusion from the squad. "I asked for the report, but hasn't got any proper response from anyone concerned. No official has told me what I am supposed to do," Parmar told HT from his home in Gandhinagar. "His action has not been cleared, we will send him to the NCA," said Ratnakar Shetty, BCCI's Chief Administrative Officer.