USA's Nisarg Patel's action found illegal after reassessment

The bowling action of Nisarg Patel, the USA allrounder, has once again been deemed to be illegal. Patel, who bowls left-arm spin, had been suspended from bowling since February and has undergone reassessment on his action. Once again, the flex in his action was found to be beyond the permitted 15-degree limit, and so he remains suspended, the ICC said.

Patel was reported after USA’s ODI against Oman on February 11 in Kirtipur, Nepal. He bowled seven overs in the game, returning figures of 0 for 37.

As per the ICC’s statement, “Patel can apply for a reassessment after modifying his bowling action in accordance with … the regulations.”

While he remains suspended from international and domestic cricket organised by the ICC’s recognised National Cricket Federations, the ICC statement said that “with the consent of USA Cricket, Patel may be able to bowl in domestic cricket events played under the auspices of USA Cricket”.

Source: ESPN Crickinfo

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