OFFICIAL ASSESSMENT

4.1 A Player whose name was on the Warning List during the previous Season or who has been reported in BCCI domestic cricket may request an Official Assessment, such request to be put in writing and addressed to the IPL COO (with a copy of any request sent by email) to be delivered to Cricket Centre, Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai 400 020. BCCI will use all reasonable endeavours to ensure that the Committee holds an Official Assessment within 21 days of the date on which such written request is received by the IPL COO.


4.2 The Official Assessment will take place at the National Cricket Academy (NCA), Bangalore unless the Committee in its discretion decides otherwise.

4.3 One or more members of the Committee will conduct Official Assessments for BCCI.

4.4 Having received a request for an Official Assessment from a Player, BCCI shall be responsible for arranging the Official Assessment, in conjunction with the Committee, the NCA and the Player. The Player will be given reasonable notice of the date, time and place that he needs to be present for the Official Assessment.

4.5 No less than 5 days before the start of the Official Assessment, the Player is required to submit an analysis of his bowling action to the IPL COO who shall forward the same to the Committee. This analysis can take the form of one or more of the following, but is not be limited by this list:
a) A report from the Player’s Coach, a bowling coach, biomechanical expert, doctor or any other relevant specialist;
b) A report from any bowling rehabilitation centre where the Player has undergone corrective work on his action;
c) A report from any other assessment undertaken worldwide, including any of the ICC Approved Cricket Centres used for assessing Suspect Bowling Actions.

4.6 The Official Assessment need not involve the detailed analysis as prescribed in the ICC Standard Analysis Protocols but should, as a minimum, involve a genuine effort to assess the legality of the Player’s bowling action taking into account the provisions of Law 24.3 and using the experience and technical expertise of the persons appointed to conduct the Official Assessment. The Player’s bowling action should be reviewed in both a practice and match environment.

4.7 Following the Official Assessment, the Committee will use all reasonable endeavours to submit a summary report in writing of the outcome of the Official Assessment within 48 hours and a full report (the latter being the Official Assessment Report) within 5 days. Both reports will be issued to the Player, the Player’s Team Manager and BCCI.

4.8 The summary report will state that the Committee has concluded that either (a) the Player’s Bowling Action contravenes Law 24.2 (as read with Law 24.3) of the Laws of Cricket and therefore the Player remains on the Warning List; or (b) the Player’s Bowling Action no longer contravenes Law 24.2 (as read with Law 24.3) of the Laws of Cricket and the Player is Cleared and his name should be removed from the Warning List. The Official Assessment Report will give more detailed analysis supporting the Committee’s decision.

4.9 In the event of a Player failing to submit to, or appear at, the Official Assessment (other than due to exceptional circumstances), such failure will be regarded as an admission that he bowls with an Illegal Bowling Action and the Committee will confirm this in their Official Assessment Report.

4.10 The Player / Franchisee shall be responsible for the costs of the Official Assessment (as approved by BCCI) which shall include the reasonable accommodation and travel costs of the Committee member(s) appointed to conduct the Official Assessment but shall not include the accommodation and travel costs of the Player. 

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