ICC Clears Jenny Gunn's Bowling Action

	ICC Clears Jenny Gunn's Bowling Action
ICC Clears Jenny Gunn's Bowling Action
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England's Jenny Gunn has had her bowling action cleared by the International Cricket Council (ICC) following independent analysis and is free to continue bowling in international cricket.

She was reported following the first One-Day International in New Zealand on 1st March but independent testing has confirmed that she has a legal action.

The report noted that she does have a high degree of hyperextension in her bowling arm, which she cannot control. Hyperextension does not count in the ICC threshold of 15 degrees and therefore her deliveries during testing were all legal.

The analysis was submitted by Associate Professor Jacqueline Alderson, member of the ICC Panel of Human Movement Specialists, at the School of Sports Science, Exercise and Health, University of Western Australia, Perth, on 31 April.

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.

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.

She is now cleared to continue bowling which gives England a boost as they step up preparations for the ICC Women's World Twenty20 and the 2013 ICC Women's World Cup.

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