The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday announced that India's Ambati Rayudu has been suspended from bowling in international cricket weeks after he was suspected for his bowling action.
Rayudu had bowled two overs during the first ODI between Australia and India in the recently concluded series between the two sides earlier this month. Following the fixture, he was suspected for his action, for which he was asked to submit a test within 14 days.
But the 33-year-old failed to provide the test, because of which he is now ineligible to bowl from immediate effect and till date he submits a test. The ICC released a press statement on this matter, which read:
The International Cricket Council today announced that Ambati Rayudu has been suspended from bowling in international cricket.
The player elected not to submit to a test of his bowling action within the stipulated period of 14 days of being reported for a suspect action, and therefore he has been suspended with immediate effect in accordance with clause 4.2 of the ICC regulations, which can be found here. The suspension will remain in place until he is tested, and can demonstrate he is able to bowl with a legal action.
The 33-year-old India player was reported on 13 January for a suspect action during the first one-day international of their series against Australia in Sydney.
However, according to Article 11.5 of the Regulations and with the consent of the Board of Control for Cricket in India, Rayudu may be allowed to bowl in domestic cricket events played under the auspices of the BCCI.