U-19 World Cup: ICC suspends Canada bowler for illegal action

Canada’s Raqib Shamsudeen was reported by the match officials during Canada’s match against South Africa on January 22.

The ICC has suspended Canada’s Raqib Shamsudeen for illegal action.   -  Facebook/ @icc

Canada’s Raqib Shamsudeen has been suspended from bowling in international cricket with immediate effect after the spinner’s action was found to be illegal by the event panel of the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup.

The 18-year-old was reported by the match officials during Canada’s match against South Africa on January 22. Video footage of Shamsudeen’s bowling was shared with the panel, which comprised members of the ICC Panel of Human Movement Specialists, for review.

“The panel concluded that Shamsudeen employed an illegal bowling action and, as such, in accordance with article 6.7 of the regulations, he is immediately suspended from bowling in international cricket,” the ICC said in a media release.