Gazi suspended from bowling in international cricket

Bangladesh spinner Sohag Gazi has been banned from bowling in international cricket due to a suspect arm action.

Gazi was suspected of breaching the International Cricket Council’s 15-degree flex limit during the tour of the West Indies in August – and was later tested at an accredited facility in Cardiff.

“We will do everything that is necessary since he is an important player. The first step would be to get him working with a bowling review group, which has to be formed as soon as possible. How long it would take for him to be ready for the final testing would depend on him as well as the coaches he will work with,” said Bangladesh Cricket Board chief executive Nizamuddin Chowdhury.

Bangladesh will host Zimbabwe for three Tests and five ODIs between 25 October and 1 December. They have been pooled with Afghanistan, Australia, Sri Lanka, Scotland, England and New Zealand at next year’s World Cup in Australasia.

“The board would have to allow him to play domestic cricket but since he was suspected and then proved, not allowing him to play would be the logical and standard practice. He should only come back to domestic cricket when we are satisfied with his action. We will definitely give him competitive cricket before his final test,” added Chowdhury.