In one of the latest news associated with the Indian cricket team, Ambati Rayudu was suspended from bowling in international cricket by the ICC on Monday. He was reported for a suspected action on the 12th of January after India’s one-day international match against Australia.
After he was spotted for a suspected action, the ICC called him up for an action test, and he had to report for it within 14 days. But he failed to do so, resulting in his suspension.
An official announcement by ICC on Twitter:
He was suspended under clause 4.2 of the ICC regulations which deals with the bowling actions’ legality. But he can still bowl in Domestic cricket according to Article 11.5 of ICC regulations with permission of BCCI.
Official Statement by the ICC:
“The player elected not to submit to a test of his bowling action within the stipulated period of 14 days of being reported for a suspension action, and therefore he has been suspended with immediate effect in accordance with clause 4.2 of the ICC regulations”
“The suspension will remain in place until he is tested, and can demonstrate he is able to bowl with a legal action”
Virat Kohli was helpless to use him as a bowler after Mohammed Shami walked out of the field due to some injury. Rayudu bowled two overs and gave 13 runs in the game.
He is a right arm batsman and a part-time bowler and is currently playing for the Indian Cricket team for a 5-match series against New Zealand. He has bowled only on the nine occasions in his whole ODI career and has taken only three wickets in the 121 ODI deliveries bowled. Alastair Cook, the England captain then, was the first wicket he grabbed during India’s ODI series against England in July 2014. However, he has never bowled in the T20 Internationals so far.