India’s Ambati Rayudu has been banned from bowling in international cricket because of a suspect action. Part-time bowler Rayudu was reported after India’s one-day international defeat by Australia on 12 January. He failed to submit to a test of his action within the stipulated 14 days.
“The suspension will remain in place until he is tested and can demonstrate he is able to bowl with a legal action,” said a statement from the International Cricket Council (ICC).
Primarily a batsman and part of the India ODI team currently playing a five-match series in New Zealand, Rayudu bowled two overs for 13 runs in the match in Sydney. The ICC added: “Rayudu may be allowed to bowl in domestic cricket events played under the auspices of the BCCI (Indian cricket board).”