Only two months after getting the clearance, left-arm spinner Arafat Sunny has been reported once again for suspect bowling action in the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League Twenty20's fourth edition, informed Bangladesh Cricket Board's media and communications committee chairman Jalal Younus on Wednesday.
The on-field umpires reported Sunny's action during the game between Rangpur Riders and Rajshahi Kings last Monday.
“In the first ball of the 19th over of Rajshahi’s innings, Sunny bowled an armer delivery to Mehedi Hasan Miraz. It was struck for a boundary. According to the on-field umpires, it (Sunny's delivery) was suspicious and therefore reported,” said Jalal, who is also the chairman of the BCB’s bowling action review committee.
However, Sunny can continue to play for Rangpur in BPL 4. The bowling action review committee will only assess his bowling action within 14 days of the completion of the tournament. If the committee finds something serious then they will do remedial work with Sunny.
In accordance with the International Cricket Council's rules and regulations, if a particular cricketer is reported for suspect bowling action twice in a year, the player will not be eligible to appear for the bowling action test for the next one year.
Earlier, Sunny, along with national fast bowler Taskin Ahmed, were reported for suspect bowling action during the 2016 World Twenty20 in March. Both the bowlers appeared for the bowling action test before being suspended by the governing body of world cricket.
Sunny and Taskin once again appeared for the bowling action test in Brisbane, Australia following which the ICC later gave the green signal to both the bowlers in September.
Meanwhile, Khulna Titans' West Indies seamer Kevon Cooper was also reported for suspect bowling action. The on-field umpires reported his action following their BPL 4 match against Chittagong Vikings on November 12. The news has already been passed on to the West Indies Cricket Board.