Bangladesh paceman reported for suspect action

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Bangladesh fast bowler Al-Amin Hossain has three weeks to report for testing on his action after being reported to the ICC under suspicion of an illegal flex in his arm, the latest in the action crackdown.

Bangladesh fast bowler Al-Amin Hossain has three weeks to report for testing on his action after being reported to the ICC under suspicion of an illegal flex in his arm, the latest in the action crackdown.

The ICC have been coming down hard on illegal actions, with Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal banned this week, after being tested and found to be flexing more than the legal 15 degrees. Hossain is the only paceman in the current suspected bunch of six bowlers.

He was reported during the first Test against the West Indies this week, and a statement on the ICC website read: "The match officials' report, which was handed over to Bangladesh team manager Habibul Bashar after the Test concluded on Tuesday, cited concerns about the legality of the 24-year-old's bowling action.

"Al-Amin's bowling action will now be scrutinised further under the ICC process relating to suspected illegal bowling actions reported in Tests, ODIs and T20Is.

"He is required to undergo testing within 21 days, and, during this period, Al-Amin is permitted to continue bowling in international cricket until the results of the testing are known."

The Tigers are also waiting on spinner Sohag Gazi's fate, after he was reported earlier in the tour and had to go to Cardiff for testing. Otherwise, Zimbabwe's Prosper Utseya is also awaiting his fate.

New Zealand's Kane Williamson, Sri Lanka's Sachithra Senanayake and Pakistan's Ajmal are all banned until they've fixed their actions and get retested.

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