Friday 2 March 2012 

Gunn Reported For Suspected Illegal Bowling Action

Gunn Reported For Suspected Illegal Bowling Action
Gunn Reported For Suspected Illegal Bowling Action
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England quick bowler Jenny Gunn has been reported to the International Cricket Council (ICC) for bowling with a suspected illegal action.

She was reported following England's five-wicket win in the first One-Day International against New Zealand in Lincoln by umpires Derek Walker and Phil Jones.

Gunn was previously reported and cleared of the same offence in March 2009 although since then, a new reporting system has been put into place and independent analysis of her action must now be undertaken.

She will be required to submit to an independent analysis by a member of the ICC panel of human movement specialists within 21 days of being reported.

The report must then be submitted to the ICC within 14 days although Gunn is permitted to continue bowling during this process and will only be suspended from bowling if the report confirms an illegal action.

As well as being reported then cleared during the 2009 ICC Women's World Cup, Gunn had been suspended from bowling in Australian domestic cricket.

This latest report comes as England step up their preparations for the ICC Women's World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka later this year as well as their defence of the World Cup in India in 2013.

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