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ICC confirms Bruce Elliot to re-assess Shabbir Ahmed

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Dubai, Dec 4 (UNI) The International Cricket Council (ICC) today confirmed that Professor Bruce Elliott of the University of Western Australia has been appointed to carry out the re-assessment of suspended Pakistani pacer Shabbir Ahmed.

Reacting to recent reports, ICC reiterated that the one year ban on Shabbir expires on 19 December and not earlier as stated in some reports.

''The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has applied to the ICC for the re-assessment of Shabbir's bowling action and the ICC has confirmed the appointment of Professor Bruce Elliott of the University of Western Australia to carry out the re-assessment.

''The ICC looks forward to receiving the re-assessment report from Professor Elliott in due course,'' an ICC statement read.

''It should be noted that no bowler is ever ''cleared'' as they could simply revert to bad habits. All bowlers are subject to further reporting if the match officials are of the view that they have concerns about whether a delivery or deliveries conform to the Laws of Cricket when observed with the naked eye,'' it added.

Shabbir was suspended for 12 months after being found to have an illegal action twice within a two-year period of the first report.

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