ECB suspends Adam Lyth over ‘suspected illegal bowling action’

LONDON: England and Wales Cricket Board suspended Yorkshire right-arm off-break bowler Adam Lyth from bowling in ECB competitions following an independent assessment of his bowling action conducted at Loughborough University.

The left-arm pacer, who also represented England in seven Tests and played 205 first-class matches over the course of his 16-year-long career, has been barred from bowling in the domestic circuit.

Following the procedure outlined in the ECB’s Regulations for the Review of Bowlers Reported with a Suspected Illegal Bowling Action, the suspension will take effect.

Lyth’s bowling action was reported in the Vitality Blast semi-final at Edgbaston on July 16.

“The subsequent assessment found that the elbow extension in Lyth’s bowling action exceeded the 15-degree threshold as defined in the Regulations,” ECB stated.

“Lyth is ineligible to bowl in ECB competitions until he is able to pass an independent re-assessment of his bowling action,” the statement concluded.

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