Suspect Action Policy
4.2 Before a Player can be the subject of an Official Assessment, he is required to visit one of the ICC Approved Cricket Centres for a 3D biomechanics analysis of his bowling action. The ICC Approved Cricket Centre will produce a detailed report of such analysis for the Player. Note: If a Player is placed on the Warning List or Reported as a result of his participation in Matches then in order to be Cleared to bowl in Matches he should request an Official Assessment based on an analysis of his bowling action at SRASSC. BCCI will use best efforts to arrange such an analysis for a date occurring within 4 days of receipt of such a request and to inform the relevant Player of the date of such analysis within 48 hours of such request. At any such analysis the Player will be required to bowl any and all deliveries for which he is seeking to be Cleared.
4.3 A request for an Official Assessment should be in writing, addressed to the IPL COO (with a copy sent by email) to be delivered to Cricket Centre, Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai 400 020. The request should enclose the report referred to in paragraph 4.2.
4.4 BCCI will use all reasonable endeavours to ensure that the Committee holds an Official Assessment within 2 days of the date on which the report referred to in paragraph 4.2 is received by the IPL COO from SRASSC and will give notice to the Player and his Team Manager of the date of such Official Assessment.
4.5 BCCI shall be responsible for arranging the Official Assessment with the members of the Committee. If the Committee requires the Player to attend the Official Assessment in person, he will be given reasonable notice of the time and place of the Official Assessment. If it believes it to be useful, the Committee may request that a further analysis of the Player’s bowling action be prepared by the SRASSC.
4.6 Following the Official Assessment, the Committee will issue a report in writing of the outcome of the Official Assessment (the “Official Assessment Report”) as soon as practicable. The Official Assessment Report will be issued to the Player, the Player’s Team Manager and BCCI.
4.7 The Official Assessment 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, subject to paragraph (c) below, is suspended from bowling in Matches and matches organised by BCCI (as appropriate); 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’s bowling action is Cleared and his name should be removed from the Warning List; or
(c) the Player’s bowling action for certain deliveries contravenes Law 24.2 (as read with Law 24.3) of the Laws of Cricket and therefore the Player is banned from bowling that specific delivery in Matches and matches organised by the BCCI (as appropriate).
4.8 In the event of a Player failing to (a) attend an ICC Approved Cricket Centre in the circumstances (referred to in paragraph 4.2), or (b) appear (if requested by the Committee) 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.
4.9 A Player whose action is Cleared may bowl in Matches after receipt by the Player of the Official Assessment Report (the attention of Players and Teams is drawn to paragraph 4.3 which specifies when the assessment must be carried out at SRASSC) and have his name removed from the Warning List. However any Player who is Reported after having been Cleared during the Season will be banned from bowling for the rest of the Season.
4.10 The Player/Franchisee shall be responsible for the cost of the analysis and report prepared by the ICC Approved Cricket Centre.
4.11 If an Official Assessment Report produced under paragraph 4.6 states that the Player’s action contravenes Law 24.2 (as read with Law 24.3) then the Player may request another Official Assessment of his action and this paragraph 4 shall apply to the arrangement and timing of such Official Assessment. Provided that the Player requests another Official Assessment on the date of publication of the Official Assessment Report then the date on which the subsequent analysis of the Player’s action at SRASSC shall take place prior to such Official Assessment shall be the earliest to occur of 12 days following the date on which BCCI received the Player’s request for the previous Official Assessment under paragraph 4.2 and 7 days from the date of publication of the relevant Official Assessment Report. For every day after publication of the Official Assessment Report that the Player delays in requesting another Official Assessment, the aforesaid 12 and 7 day periods shall increase by one day.