Shabbir Ahmed Banned for 1 Year

Pakistan fast bowler Shabbir Ahmed has been banned for one year following an assessment by the University of Western Australian on his suspect bowling action.

The one year ban is as a result of being found to have been bowling illegally for the second time within a two year period. Shabbir was reported for the second time by the Match Referee during the first test against England in Multan last month.

Shabbir does has the option of appealing to the ICC’s specialist bowling review group to try and overturn the ban, but this isn’t likely to be considered until the Pakistan Cricket Board receive a full report on his action.

Shoaib Malik was also reported in the first test against England in Multan and like Shabbir he underwent analysis on his bowling action by the University of Western Australia. He however was cleared with the results finding that his action falls within the ICC regulations.

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