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Arjun Nair bowling action cleared


June 01, 2018

Cricket Australia (CA) has today advised that the bowling action of NSW and Sydney Thunder player Arjun Nair has been found to be legal following re-testing by the Biomechanics Department at the Bupa National Cricket Centre.

Nair opted to be re-tested on 21 May 2018, with both his off-spin and carrum ball deliveries under review. The assessment revealed that all deliveries were within the 15 degrees level of tolerance permitted under the regulations, with his bowling action now deemed legal.

Nair was initially tested on the 4 January 2018 at the Bupa National Cricket Centre. The results at that time found that his action was different to that of the reported match footage.

Under the procedure, a player that has a materially different action in the match to that during testing shall immediately be suspended from bowling in interstate and W/BBL cricket until such time, but no earlier than 90 days, as they submit to a fresh analysis and it is concluded that they have remedied their action.

Nair is now free to resume bowling in all CA competitions.