Taskin and Sunny get green light


Previously suspended Bangladesh bowlers Taskin Ahmed and Arafat Sunny have been given the go ahead to return to bowling in all forms of cricket after months of remedial work culminated in the pair successfully passing the ICC bio-mechanical bowling test in Brisbane.

The tests were held in early September with the ICC announcing earlier today that both bowlers are now cleared to bowl with immediate effect.

The pair's elbow extensions for all deliveries were found to be within 15 degrees, the ICC has declared that the clearance does not mean the pair are above scrutiny.

In a press release issued on Thursday the ICC said: "The umpires are free to report Arafat and Taskin in the future if they believe they use a suspect action."

The duo were reported for suspect actions after Bangladesh's opening game in the 2016 World T20 in India and both were found to have illegal actions when tested at an ICC accredited facility in Chennai.

Bangladesh chief selector Minhajul Abedin had said earlier in the week that Taskin would be added to the squad for the upcoming ODIs against Afghanistan should his action be cleared.