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ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier - Bowling actions of Kumar, Sole and Abioye found to be illegal

Abiodun Abioye
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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 the Event Panel of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019 confirmed that they use illegal actions. The Event Panel comprised members of the ICC Panel of Human Movement Specialists.

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

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 employ illegal bowling actions and as such, in accordance with Article 6.7 of the regulations, they are immediately suspended from bowling in international cricket.

The suspensions shall remain in place until such time the players submit to 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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