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Sohag Gazi's action cleared by ICC
Observer Online Report
Published : Saturday, 7 February, 2015,  Time : 1:53 PM,  View Count : 35
Sohag Gazi can resume bowling in international cricket, after the International Cricket Council (ICC) cleared his bowling actions following remedial work and retests.

ICC also cleared the action of Pakistan off-spinner Saeed, reports ESPN cricinfo.

 At the retests, it was revealed that the amount of elbow extensions in both the offspinners' bowling actions for all their deliveries was within the 15-degree level of tolerance permitted under the ICC regulations for the review of bowlers reported with suspected illegal bowling actions.

However, the umpires are still at liberty to report Ajmal or Gazi in the future if they believe they are displaying a suspect action and not reproducing the legal actions from the retests. Umpires have been provided with images and video footage of the bowlers' significantly remodeled legal bowling actions.

Their retests were held at the Sri Ramachandra University in Chennai on January 24.

Gazi was reported for a suspect action in Bangladesh's second ODI against West Indies in August last year and was suspended from bowling in October after he was tested in Cardiff. He had been working towards a remedy with Bangladesh spin coach Ruwan Kalpage, under whose supervision he had bowled in the nets during the Zimbabwe series.

Gazi had not been included in Bangladesh's 15-man squad for the World Cup.


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