Kevon Cooper, the Rajasthan Royals all-rounder, has been reported by the umpires for a suspect action while bowling certain deliveries, after his team’s five-wicket loss to Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
It is the second time that Cooper’s action has come under the scanner; in 2011, his action was reported during the Caribbean T20 league after which he had to take remedial measures at the University of Western Australia, Perth.
Under the IPL suspected illegal bowling action policy, Cooper may request an official assessment from the BCCI Suspect Bowling Action Committee, which comprises S Venkataraghavan, Javagal Srinath, AV Jayaprakash and Sanjay Patel, the BCCI secretary.
However, pending any clearance by the committee, Cooper would be available to bowl for Royals in IPL 2015. Should he be reported a second time, he would be suspended from bowling for the remainder of that season.
Cooper, who joined Royals in 2012, has picked up 39 wickets in 31 appearances over three season in the IPL. He took the wickets of Michael Hussey and Kieron Pollard at Wankhede Stadium on Sunday, but Royals were edged out of the race for the playoffs as Mumbai Indians chased down the 190-run target in 14.4 overs.