PSL umpires report Kevon Cooper for suspect bowling action
Cooper, who was playing for Lahore Qalandars in the PSL clash was reported by the match officials and is now placed in the warning list.
An official press release by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) stated that Cooper will be allowed to continue bowling and will be suspended if he is reported once again.
“Lahore Qalandars player Kevin Cooper has been reported for a suspected illegal bowling action during last night's HBL Pakistan Super League Twenty20 game against the Quetta Gladiators at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai,” said the PCB release.
“Kevin Cooper was reported by match officials at the conclusion of the match.
“Cooper has now been placed on the warning list and may continue to be selected to play and bowl for his team in a PSL match.
“Under the PSL Suspected Illegal Bowling Action policy, if a player is reported while on the warning list, the player shall be suspended from bowling for the remainder of the PSL tournament and from bowling in any matches organized by the PCB until such date as he is cleared or upon conclusion of any ineligibility period.”
The press release also revealed that if Cooper is reported again and then suspended, he will have to undergo the rehabilitation process as per the rules laid down by the West Indies Cricket Board.
This is the third time Cooper’s bowling action has been reported by the match officials with the first two instances coming in the 2011 Caribbean Premier League and the 2014 Indian Premier League respectively.
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