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Jack Taylor: Gloucestershire off-spinner banned for suspect action

Manish Pathak
743   //    02 Jun 2016, 23:46 IST

Jack Taylor

Jack Taylor, the Gloucestershire off-spinner has been banned from bowling after his action was reported for the second time.

Taylor remodelled his action after he was called up in 2013. This will be a massive blow for Gloucestershire as this suspension has come barely 24 hours after he slammed a century to guide his team to a victory against Worcestershire at New Road. The results have been revealed today, as Taylor underwent an independent testing last week and was found to have a bowling action that exceeds the permitted 15 degrees of elbow extension.

An ECB statement read: "Taylor's bowling action was subject to the independent analysis process set out in the ECB regulations for the review of bowlers reported with suspected illegal bowling actions. This analysis took place on May 26.

As a result of this report, Taylor will not be able to bowl in any competitive county cricket, unless he has submitted a fresh analysis of his bowling action which will then be monitored by the authorities.

Jack Taylor has been a vital cog in the Gloucestershire scheme of things as he has taken 53 wickets at 39.39 in first-class cricket. Apart from this, he has also scored four centuries.

Gloucestershire won the 2015 Royal London Cup, and Taylor was the centre point of that victory as he scored 35 from 26 balls and also took 3 for 43 in the final against Surrey. He has also played a Natwest T20 Blast for them this season.

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