Bangladesh bowlers Taskin Ahmed and Arafat Sunny are set to appear for the bowling action test in Brisbane, Australia next month.
Bangladesh Cricket Board's media and communications committee chairman Jalal Younus informed the media on Saturday that both the bowlers have satisfied the bowling action review committee and are well on track to appear for the International Cricket Council test.
Jalal said the duo will appear for the test in Brisbane on September 8 and the result of the test will be made available within 10-12 days.
In that case, if everything turns out to be positive then both Taskin and Sunny will be available for national selection before Bangladesh take on England in the first of two Test matches in October.
“Before anything else, Taskin has to come clear from the test. We are hopeful and positive because as far as our assessment is concerned, he has rectified his action. I am hopeful that he will have a positive result in the ICC test,” Jalal explained.
“As far as Arafat Sunny is concerned, he has worked with Venkatapathy Raju (BCB's High Performance spin consultant) and with the head coach [Chandika Hathurusingha] for the past few days. They are pretty satisfied regarding sending him for the ICC test too. There is a possibility that Sunny will appear for the test along with Taskin,” the BCB director added.
Meanwhile, regarding the England and Wales Cricket Board’s security delegates’ visit to Bangladesh, Jalal stated that the BCB will wait for ECB’s decision and that there is no given deadline.
Following the Dhaka terrorist attack on July 1 this year, ECB had raised security concerns over its scheduled tour to Bangladesh, comprising two Tests and three one-day internationals. The ECB delegation's three-day visit was arranged in order to assess the arrangement in Bangladesh.
The delegation will now report back to the board for a final decision.
“You all know that they visited the venues for the series and also met the home ministry and the security agencies of the country. We briefed them and presented our security plan. I think they (the three-member ECB delegation) were pleased with the arrangement. But we cannot expect the result straightaway. A decision will only come after they return to England and present their findings to the board.
“The top officials of the Bangladesh government are aware of this and I think they are dealing with it from their end too. But we do not know what is happening in particular, if you ask me. They are in continuous communication with others, including the British High Commission,” he added.