Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan has been reported for suspect bowling action by the match officials from the fourth test match played at New Delhi between India and South Africa. Dhawan bowled three overs in the second innings of the match and the umpires found his action suspicious during those overs he bowled.
The ICC released a media release confirming the news.
“The match officials’ report, which was handed over to the India team management, cited concerns about the legality of the 30-year-old’s off-spin deliveries”
The part time off-spinner will have to undergo the testing process within 14 days but can bowl till the results are given out by the bio-mechanics lab. There is an ICC accredited bio-mechanics lab in Chennai as well and it is likely that he will undergo testing at that lab.
“Dhawan’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 14 days, and, during this period, Dhawan is permitted to continue bowling in international cricket until the results of the testing are known.”