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Pakistan off-spinner Bilal Asif reported for suspect bowling action

Bial Asif playing only his second ODI after making his debut two days earlier, took five wickets for 25 runs

By: Reuters | October 6, 2015 4:14:21 pm
Bilal Asif, Bilal Asif Pakistan, Pakistan Bilal Asif, Bilal Asif Pakistan spinner, spinner Pakistan Bilal Asif, Cricket News, Cricket Pakistan bowler Bilal Asif celebrates a fall of wicket during the One Day International Cricket match between Zimbabwe and Pakistan in Harare, Monday, Oct. 5, 2015. (Source: AP)

Pakistan off-spinner Bilal Asif has been reported for a suspect bowling action following his match-winning performance in Monday’s third ODI against Zimbabwe in Harare.

The 30-year-old, playing only his second ODI after making his debut two days earlier, took five wickets for 25 runs and then contributed 38 runs as an opener to help Pakistan cruise to a seven-wicket win for a 2-1 series victory.

Match officials, however, cited concerns about the legality of Asif’s bowling action in their report, the International Cricket Council said in a statement on Tuesday.

“He is required to undergo testing within 14 days, and, during this period, Bilal is permitted to continue bowling in international cricket until the results of the testing are known,” the statement added.

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