Today in New Delhi, India
Nov 20, 2018-Tuesday
New Delhi
  • Humidity
  • Wind

Bangladesh coach baffled after bowlers are reported for suspected action

Taskin Ahmed and Arafat Sunny must undergo testing on their actions, but the Bangladesh duo can still bowl against Ireland.

cricket Updated: Mar 10, 2016 22:47 IST
Peter Thompson
Peter Thompson
ICC World T20,Bangladesh,Chandika Hathurusingha
Bangladesh cricketer Taskin Ahmed reacts after the dismissal of Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal.(AFP Photo)

Bangladesh coach Chandika Hathurusingha does not believe Taskin Ahmed and Arafat Sunny have anything to worry about after the Tigers duo were reported for suspect bowling actions by the ICC.

Paceman Taskin Ahmed and spinner Arafat Sunny must undergo testing in the next week after they were reported following the World Twenty20 victory over Netherlands in Dharamsala.

The duo are still able to play in Friday’s Group A match against Ireland, but Hathurusingha has questioned why the pair are in the spotlight given on-field umpire Rod Tucker and match referee Andy Pycroft - who were on duty in the win against the Dutch - also saw them in action last year.

He said: “I don’t see anything wrong. They have bowled the same way as the last 12 months. As you said if they [the ICC officials] have officiated the matches they have been playing, they must have seen something different yesterday. That’s all I can say.”

Hathurusingha does not expect either bowler to adapt their actions when his side take on Ireland eyeing a win to move them a step closer to reaching the Super 10 stage.

“It’s about how you take it,” said the Tigers coach. “As bowlers they are strong enough to understand what they are doing is right. We also think that we have no concern.

“They have played so much cricket, recently as well. It is a surprise for us. We have to take their concerns. They are only concerns at this stage. I don’t think it will affect the way we are playing.”

First Published: Mar 10, 2016 22:47 IST