Lawson’s action reported to ICC

West Indian fast bowler Jermaine Lawson has been reported to the ICC for a suspect bowling action for the second time in his young career. The report was made after the first Test against Sri Lanka, where Lawson took 8 wickets.

Standing umpires Simon Taufel and Nadeem Gauri made the report in collaboration with third umpire Peter Manuel and the fourth official Ranmore Martinez. As was the case the first time Lawson was reported, in 2003 after a 7-wicket haul against Australia, the angle of the elbow has been called into question.

Lawson’s action will be analyzed by an ICC-sanctioned human movement specialist within the next three weeks. A report will then be produced pertaining to the state of legality of the bowling action. During the period, Lawson is free to play international cricket.

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