Bangalore, Sep 28: Lahore Lions captain Mohammad Hafeez and Prenelan Subrayen of Dolphins, both offspinners, have been reported for a suspected illegal bowling action during their Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) match here yesterday (September 27).
"Two players have been reported for a suspected illegal bowling action during tonight's Champions League Twenty20 game between Lahore Lions and the Dolphins at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru," a media release from CLT20 said today.
The match was won by Lions by 16 runs. Hafeez returned with figures of 2/18 in 4 overs while Subrayen went wicketless in his four-over spell that cost 39 runs. Hafeez is the second Lions bowler to be reported during this year's CLT20 after Adnan Rasool.
"Lahore Lions bowler Mohammed Hafeez and Dolphins bowler Prenelan Subrayen were both reported by on-field umpires Kumar Dharamsena and Vineet Kulkarni, along with third umpire Anil Chaudhary, at the conclusion of the match.
"Under the CLT20 Suspected Illegal Bowling Action policy, Mr. Hafeez and Mr. Subrayen may request an Official Assessment from the BCCI Suspect Bowling Action Committee.
Both Mr. Hafeez and Mr. Subrayen have been placed on the warning list and may continue to be selected to play and bowl for their team in a match," the release added.
Under the CLT20 Suspected Illegal Bowling Action policy, if a player receives a report while on the warning list, the player shall be suspended from bowling for the remainder of the tournament and from bowling in any matches organised by the BCCI until such date as he is cleared.
A player suspended from bowling may continue to be selected to play in matches, however he will not be entitled to bowl.