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Kevon Cooper reported for illegal action earlier too

2.15K   //    28 May 2014, 15:45 IST

Mumbai, May 28 (IANS): It was not the first time that Trinidad and Tobago medium pacer Kevon Cooper found himself in trouble over his bowling action when the umpires in the Indian Premier League (IPL) reported him for illegal delivery action.

Three years ago, he was sent to the University of Western Australia in Perth to undergo remedial work after concerns were raised about his action during a domestic tournament in the Caribbean, reports CMC.

He was subsequently cleared to play and turned out for T&T in the 2011 Champions League campaign.

Cooper, reported for bowling certain deliveries with an illegal action, is yet to be capped by the West Indies in any form of the game.

The 25-year-old who plays for Rajasthan Royals in the IPL was reported by on-field umpires Rod Tucker and K. Srinath along with third umpire S. Ravi, following Sunday's IPL match against Mumbai Indians.

"Under the IPL Suspected Illegal Bowling Action policy, Mr. Cooper may request an Official Assessment from the BCCI Suspect Bowling Action Committee, which comprises S. Venkataraghavan, Javagal Srinath, A.V. Jayaprakash and BCCI Secretary Sanjay Patel," the IPL said in a statement.

"However, pending any clearance by the Committee, Mr. Cooper would be available to be selected to play and bowl for Rajasthan Royals in the IPL 2015 season, but should he be reported a second time, he would be suspended from bowling for the remainder of that season."

Cooper was Royals' best bowler on Sunday, grabbing two for 38 from his four overs, as they crashed to a five-wicket defeat and missed out on a place in the playoffs.

He picked up four wickets in five matches this season, at an economy rate of 7.44.

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