Rayudu suspended from bowling in international cricket
In breaking news, India’s Ambati Rayudu has been suspended from ‘bowling’ in international cricket by the ICC, a media release added in a statement on Monday. The suspension to Ambati Rayudu means that he will be kept at bay until he is tested for further bowling action, and can show that he is able to bowl with a legal action.
The 33-year-old player decided not to submit to a test of his bowling action within the specified period of 14 days of being reported for a suspcious bowling action, and as a result, he has been suspended from bowling with immediate effect in subject to the clause 4.2 of the ICC regulations.
He was reported on 13 January for a ‘suspect action’ during the opening ODI fixture of India’s series against Australia in Sydney. According to Article 11.5 of the Regulations and with the sanction of the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India), Rayudu may still be allowed to bowl in domestic cricket events played under the complete support of the BCCI.
Coming in to bat at No.4, Ambati Rayudu hasn’t really got his rhythm going to set the platform for the team. His poor performances in the recent past games serve as a testament to the fact. However, the experimentation is still going for India as they are yet to find the perfect balance for certain positions in the batting order.