Hathurusingha angry at reports of suspect actions


According to Cricket Australia's website, Bangladesh bowlers Taskin Ahmed and Arafat Sunny have been reported to have suspect bowling and will be required to be tested within the next seven days.

The pair were reported by the on-field umpires after the Group A World T20 match against the Netherlands on Wednesday and the news has angered Tigers coach  Chandika Hathurusingha, who has questioned the timing of the report after they have bowled the 'same way as the last 12 months'.

Hathurusingha said: "If they have a concern about my bowlers, I have a concern about their [ICC's] actions as well. 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."

Bangladesh, after beating the Dutch, still have to face Ireland and Oman in their group to qualify for the Super 10 stage of the global event, but Hathurusingha says the news will not effect the team.

Hathurusingha said: "It's about how you take it. 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."