DHAKA: Bangladesh's left-arm spinner Abdur Razzak has been reported for a suspect bowling action after his team's second Test against New Zealand, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said Thursday.
"Razzak was reported by umpires Daryl Harper of Australia and Asoka de Silva of Sri Lanka after the second Test which finished in Dhaka on Wednesday," the ICC statement said.
This is the second time the 26-year-old has been reported for suspect action. He had to undergo corrective measures in 2004 before he was cleared.
"In their report the umpires explained they had concerns over the player's faster ball and decided it was appropriate. The delivery should be scrutinized further under the relevant ICC process," the council's statement said.
Abdur Razzak will be subject to the ICC's process on suspect bowling action.
"The ICC will obtain three copies of the relevant footage. One will go to the player, one to the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) and one will be retained by the ICC," the statement went on.
"The player is required to submit to an independent analysis of his action by a member of the ICC panel of human movement specialists, appointed in consultation with the BCB."
The time limit for the analysis is 21 days and a report must be filed with the ICC within 14 further days, the ICC said.
"If a player is found to have bowled with an illegal action during the independent analysis then he will be banned from bowling until he undertakes remedial action and is reassessed."
If the independent analysis finds the player guilty of bowling with an illegal action for a specific type of delivery only then he can continue to bowl in international cricket with a warning that if he is reported again then he will be banned from bowling with immediate effect."
However Abdur Razzak can continue bowling until the receipt of the report of the independent analysis by the BCB, the ICC said.
Abdur Razzak has played five Tests and 79 one-day internationals for Bangladesh and is among the 15-man party to tour South Africa early next month.