T20 World Cup Qualifier: ICC suspends three players from bowling

The bowling actions of Selladore Kumar of Singapore, Tom Sole of Scotland and Abiodun Abioye of Nigeria were found to be illegal.

The T20 World Cup Qualifier is being held in the UAE. Representative Image: Getty Images

Selladore Kumar of Singapore, Tom Sole of Scotland and Abiodun Abioye of Nigeria have been suspended from bowling in international cricket with immediate effect after their actions were found to be illegal in the ongoing T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019.

Kumar was reported by match officials during Singapore’s match against Scotland on October 18, Sole in Scotland’s match against Kenya on October 19 and Abioye during Nigeria’s match against Canada on October 21, the ICC specified in a media release.

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Video footage of the players bowling in the event was shared with the Event Panel for review.

The Event Panel concluded that all three bowlers employed illegal bowling actions and as such, in accordance with Article 6.7 of the regulations, they were immediately suspended from bowling in international cricket.

The suspensions shall remain in place until the players undergo an assessment of their bowling actions at an ICC approved Testing Centre and the assessment concludes that their bowling actions are legal.

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