Bangladesh appeals ICC against Taskin’s ban

Karachi, Mar.21 (ANI): Bangladesh Cricket Board (PCB) has appealed the International Cricket Council (ICC) to lift its ban on fast bowler Taskin Ahmed, who was ruled out of the ongoing World T20 after an independent assessment found his bowling action to be ‘illegal’.

Taskin and off-spinner Arafat Sunny had been suspended for bowling in international cricket after the duo were reported for suspect bowling actions during their side’s opening match against the Netherlands in Dharamsala on Wednesday.

Confirming the news, board president Nazmul Hassan said that they were not convinced with the ban against Taskin and, therefore, had appealed to the world’s cricket governing body, the Dawn reported.

Hassan said that the ICC would discuss the matter with a team of legal experts and would declare their call on the issue as soon as possible.

The Bangladesh duo had underwent assessment in Chennai, where majority of Arafat’s deliveries were found to have exceeded the 15-degree level of tolerance permitted under the regulations, while some of Taskin’s deliveries were illegal.

Bangladesh, who headed into the World T20 through the qualifiers, lost their opening match at the hands of Pakistan at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. (ANI)

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