Pace bowler Al-Amin Hossain has been cleared to bowl in the upcoming competitive matches as he passed in the bowling test reviewed by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB).
BCB’s head of bowling action review committee Jalal Yunus confirmed about the development on Thursday (January 11).
“He bowled below the stipulated 15 degree in the review test,” Yunus told the reporters in Mirpur. “He can bowl in the upcoming league and Dhaka Premier League.”
Al-Amin’s bowling action came under scrutiny during the last edition of the Bangladesh Premier League after the officials reported the Comilla Victorians’ bowler for a suspect bowling action in the match against Khulna Titans at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium. The delivery he bowled to dismiss Ariful Haque in the 15th over of the match was the one which raised the alarm.
As per International Cricket Council’s rulings in such cases, Al-Amin’s bowling action was scheduled to be reviewed after 14 days and if found faulty [after the assessment], then he has to go through the rehabilitation program to rectify [his action].
Al-Amin was not allowed to bowl until the results of the tests came out. It is not the first time Al-Amin’s action been reported. He was reported for the same in August 2014, but after undergoing a test at the ICC-accredited centre in Chennai, he was cleared by the the governing body in November 2014.
Yunus added that if the bowler is reported twice in the next two years, he won’t be able to play for a year. “He admitted that there was problem with one or two deliveries but it seemed to be rectified and we are confident that he won’t face any problem in the coming days,” he added.
Al-Amin was clearly relieved after getting the clearance and appeared confident to steer clear of a similar issue in the future. “Naturally it is [a] huge relief after being cleared to bowl,” Al-Amin said. “I had worked with my landing as it was found my main problem lies with it,” he said, adding that he is extremely grateful to his Victorians coach Mohammad Salahuddin, who helped him out through this entire process.