Sunday 5 July, 2020

Scorpions off-spinner Merchant reported for suspect bowling action

Jamaica Scorpions off-spinner Jamie Merchant.

Jamaica Scorpions off-spinner Jamie Merchant.

Jamaica Scorpions off-spinner Jamie Merchant has been reported for a suspect bowling action.

The 30-year-old Jamaican was reported during the  Colonial Medical Insurance Super50 Cup match between Jamaica Scorpions and Canada last Saturday at Warner Park in St Kitts.

Cricket West Indies (CWI) confirmed that Merchant’s action was cited by match officials after he bowled his allotted 10 overs for figures of 0-33 during the game, which the Scorpions won by four wickets.

CWI will now arrange for an Opinion Report of the bowling action of Merchant from an Independent Assessor, but he is permitted to continue bowling until the results of the assessment are known.

Video footage from the game will be sent to Loughborough University in the United Kingdom for an Opinion Report in accordance with the CWI Regulations for Dealing with Suspected Illegal Bowling Actions.

Merchant is the second player in this season's Super50 Cup to be reported for a suspect bowling action following Guyana Jaguars pacer Ronsford Beaton.

The 27-year-old Beaton was reported after he bowled eight overs for figures of 0-37 during the game at the Queen’s Park Oval last Monday, where the Jaguars beat the United States by 13 runs.


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