Saqlain Sajib and Shuvagata Hom replaced suspended Arafat Sunny and Taskin Ahmed. Sunny and Ahmed were banned from bowling after their action was found illegal. Both bowlers underwent assessments in Chennai last week, after being reported for suspect actions during the World T20 round one match against Netherlands.
Taskin and Arafat were reported for illegal action during the qualifying round in Dharamshala.
The pair continued to play until ICC’s sanction ruled them out of the tournament. Both of them have played against Pakistan at the Eden Gardens, where Sunny took 2 for 34 and Taskin claimed 2 for 32. They can apply for re-assessment at any stage after modifying their bowling actions. They may be allowed to play in the domestic league, pending the BCB’s permission.
Taskin and Sunny are the first Bangladesh bowlers to be suspended for an illegal action. Offspinner Sohag Gazi was suspended from bowling in October 2014, and he was cleared after a second test in February 2015. Left-arm spinner Abdur Razzak was the first Bangladesh bowler to be suspended, in November 2008, before the ban was lifted in March 2009. Al-Amin Hossain was also reported for a suspect action in 2014 but was cleared after an assessment in Chennai.
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