According to ESPNCricinfo, Left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha has been banned from bowling in competitive cricket after his action was found to be illegal. Ojha’s action was tested at the ICC-recognised center in Chennai and the results showed that Ojha’s elbow flexed more than the permissible limit of 15 degrees.
Ojha’s action was under the scanner from quite a while due to which he discussed the issue informally with the national selectors which resulted in his action getting tested in Chennai.
When the news came, BCCI sent a letter Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) informing that Pragyan Ojha’s action flexd more than 15 degrees and he will not be able to bowl in competitive cricket till his action gets cleared, which also means that he will be withdrawn from the remaining Ranji season also.
Ojha joins the list of Saeed Ajmal, Malcolm Waller, Prosper Utseya and Mohammad Hafeez who have also been banned from bowling in competitive cricket due to suspect action.
Earlier today, Saeed Ajmal withdrew himself from the World Cup as he felt that there is no chance that his action will get cleared before the main event.