I never really needed a major change in my bowling action: Taskin Ahmed

Prince Singh / 01 August 2016

Bangladesh pacer Taskin Ahmed, who was suspended from bowling in international cricket in March due to suspect action, has said that he did not have to undergo major change to correct his bowling action.  He along with spinner Arafat Sunny,who was also banned due to illegal action, are set to have their  remodeled actions tested by the ICC in August.

The right-arm pacer underwent rehabilitation work with Bangladesh Cricket Board coach Mahbub Ali Zaki. At that time he also participated  in the Dhaka Premier League from April to June. On Sunday (July 31), Bangladesh Cricket Board’s bowling action review committee tested Taskin’s action at the National Cricket Academy ground in Mirpur.

“I never really needed a major change in my bowling action, because the problem wasn’t that big,” Taskin said. “They found three deliveries faulty out of seven overs.

“It feels good that we have such technologies at home now. The test has given me more confidence. I have spoken to a number of experts who said that my bowling action has improved. If I keep going at this rate, I will be ready for the main test soon.”

Meanwhile, BCB’s Management Information Systems manager Nasir Ahmed admitted that  it will be difficult to conclude if Taskin’s action is completely legal since they used only a 2D camera to test him while he will be tested with a 3D camera by the ICC.

“We have taken his footage in a professional way, for the first time since his rehab began. We will analyse the footage of this test and those from his rehab,” Nasir said. “We will see his progress before sending him for the ICC bowling action test.

“We have done the test in 2D camera, but the ICC’s test will be in 3D so it will be hard to be 100% sure about his action. But we can judge how much he has improved and whether he has been able to grasp what he was told to work on.”

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