DateLine: 6th July 2010
Pakistan women’s team off-spinner must undergo remedial work and further testing in order to continue bowling at international level
The International Cricket Council today confirmed that an independent test had found the bowling action of Pakistan women’s off-spinner Javeria Wadood to be illegal and, as such, the player has been suspended from bowling in international cricket.
A comprehensive analysis revealed that her action exceeded the 15-degree level of tolerance permitted under the relevant regulations.
The independent analysis was performed by Prof. Bruce Elliott, member of the ICC Panel of Human Movement Specialists, at the School of Sport Science, Exercise and Health, University of Western Australia (UWA), Perth on Wednesday 16 June.
The analysis showed that the amount of elbow extension in Wadood’s bowling action for her off-break delivery was not within the 15-degree level of tolerance. The mean elbow extension was 29.3 degrees for the off-break.
Additionally when Wadood began to tire her mean elbow extension increased to 40.7 degrees for the off-break delivery.
Wadood had been reported following the completion of a match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka on 6 May at Warner Park, St Kitts, during the ICC World Twenty20 2010. She was reported by on-field umpires Rod Tucker and Marais Erasmus, as well as third umpire Shahvir Tarapore.
She can apply for re-assessment of her action after she has modified it in accordance with clause 2.4 of the regulations for the review of bowlers reported with suspected illegal bowling actions.
Wadood has the right to appeal against UWA’s conclusions to the Bowling Review Group, in accordance with clause 2.3 of the regulations for the review of bowlers reported with suspected illegal bowling actions. Should she choose to appeal, she must lodge written notification with the ICC within 14 days of receiving the report.
The regulations for the review of bowlers reported with suspected illegal bowling actions can be found at:
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