Wednesday, December 31, 2014

BCCI asked Ojha to correct his bowling action

Another bowler has been banned from playing cricket due to illegal bowling action. Left arm spinner Pragyan Ojha has been banned from bowling in domestic cricket after finding his bowling action to be illegal. Ojha was reported for his suspect bowling by referee in a match against Andhra, his action was analysed by the ICC authorities in Chennai and found that his elbow was crossing more than the permissible 15 degree. Ojha was tested after requests by Hyderabad Cricket Association. Ojha has feautured in 24 Tests and 18 ODIs for India and his last international appearance was in November, 2013. It is also reported that Ojha's action was under consideration for more than a year. BCCI had appointed a three-member committee comprising of Srinath, S Venkatraghavan and umpire, AV Jayaprakash to pick out players having an illegal action in domestic cricket. Ojha was not in probable list for cricket world cup 2015.

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