skip to content

International Cricket Council Media Release

The International Cricket Council (ICC) today announced that following remedial work and re-assessment, the bowling action of USA spinner Nisarg Patel has been found to be legal, and he can resume bowling in international cricket.

Patel was suspended from bowling after being reported during an ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup League 2 fixture against Oman in Kathmandu, Nepal, on 11 February 2020. 

An Expert Panel studied video footage of Patel’s remodelled bowling action, and concluded that the amount of elbow extension was within the 15-degree level of tolerance permitted under the ICC Illegal Bowling Regulations

To assist the Match Officials, they will be provided with the report, images and video footage of the bowler’s legal bowling action.

The media release on Patel’s original suspension can be found here

The media release on a subsequent assessment can be found here.