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Sohag Gazi Latest To Be Reported

Sohag Gazi celebrates a wicket
Sohag Gazi (right) has been reported for bowling with a suspected illegal action
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Bangladesh off-spinner Sohag Gazi has become the latest player  to be reported for bowling with a suspected illegal action by the International Cricket Council (ICC).

He was reported following his side's 177-run defeat to the West Indies in the second One-Day International in Grenada.

The 23-year-old was reported by the match officials who cited concerns with all deliveries bowled by Gazi in a report submitted to Bangladesh team manager Habibul Bashar.

He will now have to undergo independent analysis of his bowling action within 21 days, although he will still be able to bowl in international cricket.

"The match officials’ report, which was handed over to Bangladesh team manager Habibul Bashar on Saturday, cited concerns about the legality of the 23-year-old’s bowling action for all deliveries", an ICC statement confirmed.
"Sohag’s bowling action will now be scrutinised further under the ICC process relating to suspected illegal bowling actions reported in Tests, ODIs and T20Is.

"He is required to undergo testing within 21 days, and, during this period, Sohag is permitted to continue bowling in international cricket until the results of the testing are known."

He joins Prosper Utseya, Saeed Ajmal, Sachithra Senanayake and Kane Williamson in being reported for bowling with a suspect action this year.

Senanayake and Williamson were banned from bowling after undergoing analysis while Ajmal and Utseya are yet to have their actions analysed.

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