Bowlers’ report in two weeks
Tribune Report

  • Mohammedan Sporting Club’s Naeem Islam Jr bowls during the bowling action review process at Mirpur’s Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium yesterday  

On the first working day of the Bangladesh Cricket Board’s bowling action review committee yesterday, left-arm spinners Amit Kumar and Naeem Islam Jr went through the review process. Led by committee chairman Jalal Younus, the committee oversaw the tests in front of six cameras.

This was the first time in Bangladesh that bowlers gave action tests using the latest technology. Both Amit and Naeem Jr got reported during the recently concluded Dhaka Premier League 2016 where they played for champions Abahani Limited and Mohammedan Sporting Club respectively.

Both Naeem Jr and Amit were made to deliver six overs each. BCB’s Management Information System manager Nasir Ahmed later said it usually takes at least two weeks to announce the findings of a bowler.

“We have videographed their bowling action using six cameras from different angles. We will then have our assessment,” Nasir told the media at Mirpur’s Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium yesterday.

“We however, did not tell them to bowl any particular delivery. We asked them to deliver all the variations they have. We asked them what sort of deliveries they usually bowl,” he added.

Meanwhile, former national player Omar Khaled Rumi, a member of the committee, said if a bowler is found to have issues with the action will be prescribed by the committee.

“So far, I found the signs of Amit and Naeem Jr to be positive. But then again, one cannot confirm without looking into the findings of the assessment. We have taken their videos and will now look into it. It will take some time. We will prescribe if there is any issue and tell the bowlers the way to right their action,” said Omar.

BCB last month formed
a four-member bowling action review committee, which came up after Bangladesh bowlers Taskin Ahmed and Arafat Sunny got suspended for illegal action
during the 2016 World Twenty20
in India. 

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