Taskin Ahmed and Arafat Sunny, the Bangladesh bowlers, are upbeat that their action will be cleared by the International Cricket Council (ICC) after they take the test in Brisbane on September 8. The duo will fly out to Australia with Chandika Hathurusingha, the Bangladesh coach.
“We have been toiling hard for the last few months. The review committee, our coaching staff and team-mates have all inspired us. Our bowling actions are better. But there will be pressure as it is indeed a matter of an examination. Hopefully, if we can do our work properly, we will come back to international cricket,” Sunny said on Monday (September 5).
Both Taskin and Sunny were reported during the ICC World Twenty20 in India earlier this year and were subsequently banned by the governing body. They’ll aim to get their action cleared ahead of the home series against England in October.
Taskin acknowledged that he’s expecting positive results. “We are going with a positive mindset. We are, of course, excited and optimistic that we will back with positive results. We seek everyone’s blessings so that we can return to international cricket from the next home series. I believe we have put enough effort in the last four to five months.
“The coach and local experts have supported us. In the last four months, [Mahbub Ali] Zaki sir worked with me. Our head coach will be there with us. Hopefully it will give additional inspiration. The senior players also supported us mentally. We will breeze through the test if the blessings from all are with us,” Taskin said.