Taskin Ahmed and Arafat Sunny called for Suspected bowling action
Bengali fast bowler Taskin Ahmed and the slow left arm Arafat sunny are called for suspected action by the match officials against Netherlands.
Field umpires, who includes Rod Tucker made a report to the match referee, Andy Pycroft that officially communicated the concerns about bowling actions of the bowling pair to the team.
However, Chandika Hathurusingha seemed cross by the action taken by match officials. He claimed that the duo has been bowling in the same fashion for the past 12 months, but, they have never been questioned during the span. Chandika further claimed that he doesn’t feel anything wrong with their actions. Instead, he questioned the action taken by the ICC and the timing of it as well.
He said, “If they have a concern about my bowlers, I have a concern about their [ICC’s] actions as well,”
He further added, “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.”
The reason behind Chandika’s anger is that Rod Tucker was the field umpire when Bangladesh won an ODI series against India by 2-1 in 2015 and Andy Pycroft performed duties of a referee during the series.
Bengali coach believes his bowlers are not going to change their action, they, as bowlers, know what they are doing is right.
He quoted, “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.”
Bangladeshi bowlers, Taskin Ahmed and Arafat Sunny are free to play for now. They have to undergo a test within the next 7 days. It is definitely a delicate time for now as Bangladesh is busy in their campaign of World T20 qualifiers. Chennai centre is the only option left for them due to the time sensitivity.