2 Dec 2008

Razzak told to stop bowling

6:01 am on 2 December 2008

The Bangladesh left-arm slow bowler Abdur Razzak has been suspended from bowling in international cricket.

An ICC statement says Razzak, who has been touring with his country in South Africa, will be unable to play pending a fresh assessment of his bowling action.

This followed an independent analysis which found that his bowling action exceeded the 15-degree level of tolerance permitted under regulations.

Razzak was reported for a suspected illegal bowling action by the on-field umpires, Daryl Harper and Asoka de Silva following completion of the second Test match between Bangladesh and New Zealand played in Dhaka in October.

The suspension applies with immediate effect.