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Indian origin Australian bowler booked for suspect bowling action in Big Bash League

Cricket Australia has suspended Sydney Thunder's bowler for an unusual bowling action during a BBL fixture against Hobart Hurricanes.

Written by: India TV Sports Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: January 20, 2018 17:04 IST ]
Image Source : GETTY IMAGES A file image of Sydney Thunder's Arjun Nair.

Cricket Australia had booked Indian origin Arjun Nair for a suspect bowling action during a Big Bash League (BBL) match between Sydney Thunder and Hobart Hurricanes on December 30. The spinner was reported for an unusual action and underwent a testing. 

After the match, Nair had to take a Test at the Bupa National Cricket Centre on January 4 where the results stated that the spinner's bowling action varied from the deliveries he bowled during the fixture against the Hurricanes.

Nair has been handed a three-month suspension and will only resume bowling after the spinner submits a fresh analysis of his action which is to be remedied.

Sydney Thunder's manager Lee Germon had said in a statement," Arjun is a talented and popular member of our club. We believe he will have a long and successful career with Sydney Thunder and shall support him through this process".

According to the rules set by Cricket Australia, if a bowler's action is  'marked different' in testing compared to his usual action on the field, the player will be suspended from bowling in all domestic cricket for a minimum of 90 days.

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