Bangladesh have taken a blow even before the start of the main stage of the ICC World T20 2016. Bangladesh seamer Taskin Ahmed and offspinner Arafat Sunny were reported for suspect bowling actions by the ICC.
This has left the Bangladesh coach Chandika Hathurusinghe utterly disappointed. The Sri Lankan has questioned the ICC's decision-making, after they reported the two Bangladesh bowlers.
"If they have a concern about my bowlers, I have a concern about their (ICC's) actions as well. I don't see anything wrong. They have bowled the same way as the last 12 months," Hathurusinghe was quoted as saying by ESPNCricinfo.
"If (the match officials) they have officiated the matches they have been playing, they must have seen something different yesterday. That's all I can say."
The two bowlers will have to undergo a test at the ICC's accredited bio-mechanical testing facility in Chennai within seven days. Their fate will be decided after that, even if they can continue bowling until then as Bangladesh take part in qualifiers.
Taskin has been one of Bangladesh's best seamers, and if he gets suspended, it will be a huge blow for Bangladesh. Their strike bowler Mustafizur Rahman is yet to recover from the injury that ruled him out of the Asia Cup T20 2016. Bangladesh will now have to look for an alternative. Abu Hider, who was one of the highest wickettakers in the Bangladesh Premier League, will probably be the choice for Hathurusinghe and Mashrafe Mortaza.
"As bowlers they are strong enough to understand what they are doing is right. We also think that we have no concern. They have played so much cricket, recently as well. It is a surprise for us. We have to take their concerns. They are only concerns at this stage. I don't think it will affect the way we are playing," Hathurusinghe added.