Rayudu’s ac­tion is re­ported

Sport360 - - News - By Staff Re­porter @Sport360 ✉ ed­i­to­[email protected]

In­dia bats­man Am­bati Rayudu was re­ported for a sus­pect bowl­ing ac­tion after de­liv­er­ing two overs in the first ODI against Aus­tralia in Syd­ney.

The In­ter­na­tional Cricket Coun­cil an­nounced that the part-time spin­ner’s ac­tion was re­ported by match of­fi­cials.

“Rayudu’s bowl­ing ac­tion will now be scru­ti­nised fur­ther un­der the ICC process re­lat­ing to sus­pected il­le­gal bowl­ing ac­tions,” the ICC said in a state­ment.

The 33-year-old’s ac­tion will be tested within 14 days, but he is al­lowed to bowl un­til the re­sults are an­nounced.

Rayudu gave away 13 runs in his two overs in the Syd­ney ODI which In­dia lost by 34 runs.

As soon as Rayudu started bowl­ing, ques­tions were raised about the le­gal­ity of his ac­tion with for­mer In­dia spin­ner Bis­han Bedi among the first to do so on Twit­ter.

Mean­while, In­dia all-rounder Hardik Pandya con­tin­ued to face the con­se­quences of his ill-planned TV ap­pear­ance as he lost a ma­jor spon­sor.

Ac­cord­ing to the Times of In­dia, Pandya lost Gil­lette as a spon­sor after his con­tro­ver­sial ap­pear­ance on chat show ‘Kof­fee with Karan’ where he made crass re­marks about his ex­pe­ri­ence with women and other as­pects of his per­sonal life, ac­com­pa­nied by fol­low In­dia player KL Rahul.

“Pandya’s re­cent com­ments do not re­flect the val­ues of Gil­lette. We have sus­pended our as­so­ci­a­tion with Hardik un­til we de­cide on fur­ther course of ac­tion,” a com­pany spokesper­son was quoted as say­ing by the daily.

Un­der the scan­ner: Am­bati Rayudu.

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