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MacLeod bowling action reported

Calum MacLeod in action for Scotland
MacLeod took six wickets during the win against Canada

Scotland's Calum MacLeod has been reported for a suspected illegal bowling action.

The Warwickshire right-arm fast bowler's action caught the attention of umpires following the Intercontinental Cup victory over Canada in Aberdeen.

In their report, the officials raised concerns over the 20-year-old's delivery and decided it was appropriate for it to be scrutinised further.

Pending the result of the assessment, MacLeod may continue to play.

However, MacLeod, who took six wickets in two innings against the Canadians, was not selected for Tuesday's one-day international against the same opposition.

And Warwickshire bowling coach Allan Donald has warned that the Scot faces a further spell on the sidelines while his technique is reviewed.

During the World Twenty20 from a certain camera angle it became obvious to myself and Dougie Brown and head coach Ashley Giles that there might be a problem

Warwickshire bowling coach Allan Donald

"Calum is a talented cricketer and we think highly of him at Warwickshire - and hopefully it will not take too long to correct this," the former South Africa international told the Cricket Scotland website.

"But it will take a while because we have to modify a few things in his action.

"Until last year, there was no problem at all, but during the World Twenty20 from a certain camera angle it became obvious to myself and Dougie Brown and head coach Ashley Giles that there might be a problem.

"We have sat him down and talked to him about it and he has responded well.

"I have spoken to a lot of people about this chucking issue and there are many inconsistencies in the process by which they judge if a bowler is throwing or not.

"Young players get used to doing something day in day out and we have to spot this in a young bowler earlier in their development and sort it out then."

If MacLeod is selected before the results of the ICC review, he runs the risk of being called should the umpires deem his action to contravene the law.



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