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West Indian all-rounder Kevon Cooper, who is yet to play International cricket for the West Indies, was on Wednesday reported for a suspect bowling action in the ongoing Pakistan Super League taking place in Dubai, the first such incident in the first edition of the tournament.
The 27-year old, known to Indian fans due to his association with the now-suspended Rajasthan Royals, was reported during Tuesday night’s game between Lahore and Quetta in Dubai.
The all-rounder, who has represented Trinidad and Tobago in First Class Cricket, has been put on a warning list for the moment, the Pakistan Super League (PSL) release has confirmed.
“Lahore bowler Cooper has been reported for a suspect action by match officials,” said a PSL release.
“Under the PSL Suspected Illegal Bowling Action policy, if a player is reported while on the warning list, the player shall be suspended from bowling for the remainder of the PSL tournament and from bowling in any matches organised by the PCB until such date as he is cleared or upon conclusion of any ineligibility period,” said the release.
“A player suspended from bowling may continue to be selected to play in matches, however, he will not be entitled to bowl.
“If suspended under the PSL Suspected Illegal Bowling Action policy, Mr. Cooper will have to go through the rehab process made applicable by the West Indies Cricket Board.”
The West Indian is walking on a thin rope and is one report away from suspension from bowling in the PSL. Cooper faced a similar ban during his stint with the Rajasthan Royals in May 2014 but was later cleared to play.