HEADLINE: Merchant reported over potential suspect bowling action

link CaribbeanCricket.com Joined: Mar 5, 2003
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11/22/19, 6:11:59 AM 

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – Jamaica Scorpions off-spinner Jamie Merchant has been reported for a suspect bowling action during his side’s game against Canada last Saturday in the Colonial Medical Insurance Super50 Cup.

Cricket West Indies has confirmed that Merchant’s action was cited by match officials after he bowled his allotted 10 overs for figures of 0-33 during the game at Warner Park, which the Scorpions won by four wickets.

CWI will now arrange for an Opinion Report of the bowling action of the 30-year-old Merchant from an Independent Assessor, but he is permitted to continue bowling until the results of the assessment are known.

Video footage from the game will be sent to Loughborough University in the United Kingdom for an Opinion Report in accordance with the CWI Regulations for Dealing with Suspected Illegal Bowling Actions.

Details of the CWI Regulations for Dealing with Suspected Illegal Bowling Actions are attached.


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link Drapsey Joined: Dec 25, 2007
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11/22/19, 6:14:56 AM 

The authorities have succumbed to pressure from this messageboard. redface

link dayne Joined: May 28, 2007
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11/22/19, 6:52:59 AM 
It look like the new administration of the CWI have decided to clean up WI cricket, it has been long overdue. Next season the Jamaicans should try keeping Lewis, that is playing for Guyana, he looks like a much better player than Merchant.

link anthonyp Joined: Nov 1, 2009
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11/22/19, 8:16:23 AM 
In reply to dayne

They already asked him to return to Jamaica next year. Promised him the captaincy all big grin

Next on de list should be Shillingford

link B16JP587S Joined: Jul 8, 2019
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11/22/19, 3:48:46 PM 
The Merchant-dise is being tested. We'll see if a recall will be issued.

link doosra Joined: May 25, 2004
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11/22/19, 5:52:32 PM 
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mc carthy is also looking iffy

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