ICC carry domestic bans to internationals


The ICC have announced that all bowlers who get banned for illegal deliveries in domestic cricket will also be banned from playing in internationals, as long as they have been tested at an ICC centre.

Before, a player who was cited in a domestic tournament, even the IPL or Big Bash, could still play for their country, but that is no longer the case. The player also now has less time between being reported and being tested.

The statement read: "Revised procedures for dealing with bowlers reported with suspected illegal bowling actions were approved, including provisions that:

"shorten the turnaround time from a bowler being reported to the test results being announced (35 days reduced to 24 days); and

"enable the ICC to recognise suspensions from domestic competitions, as long as the bowler has been assessed by the Member using the ICC testing protocol at an ICC-accredited testing centre.
"The revised procedures will take effect immediately."

The board also discussed the post-World Cup resignation of Mustafa Kamal from his role as ICC president. He left because he was not allowed to hand over the trophy to Australia captain Michael Clarke.

The statement said: "The Board accepted the resignation of former President Mr Mustafa Kamal, effective from 2 April and confirmed that no replacement would be appointed for the remaining weeks of Mr Kamal’s term.
"The Full Council of the ICC will consider the appointment of Mr Najam Sethi as ICC President when it meets in Barbados at the end of June."