Ahsan Malik © Getty Images
Ahsan Malik played 24 T20Is and 12 ODIs for Netherlands © Getty Images

Netherlands medium-fast bowler Ahsan Malik has been found to possess an illegal bowling action, the International Cricket Council (ICC) have announced. He was reported to an ICC panel to analyse his action after his team’s 32-run win against Scotland on Saturday. He will not be allowed to bowl in international cricket unless he is declared to bring the bend of his arm within legal limits via examination at an ICC-accredited testing centre.

In a four-year career, Malik has played 24 Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) and 12 One Day Internationals (ODIs) for Netherlands. He was a handy bowler for his side during the ICC World Twenty20 in Bangladesh in 2014, and his five wickets for 19 against South Africa was his highlight of that tournament. He was the highest wicket-taker in the four-match T20I series against Nepal earlier this month. His spell of 2 for 17 against United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Sunday helped Netherlands clinch a seven-wicket victory, in the ongoing ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier 2015.