Amir Ali was named Man of the Match in Oman's win over Ireland.  Photo courtesy: PA Images & @RyanK_Bailey on Twitter
Amir Ali was named Man of the Match in Oman’s win over Ireland. Photo courtesy: PA Images & @RyanK_Bailey on Twitter

Oman bowler Amir Ali, who played a key role in their memorable win over Ireland in their ICC T20 World Cup 2016 qualification match was on Monday reported for suspect bowling action. Amir was reported for a suspect bowling action during their last match in the tournament, against Bangladesh at Dharamsala on Sunday night. Oman ended up losing the game and have been knocked out of the tournament, with the main round set to begin on Tuesday with India taking on New Zealand at Nagpur. The International Cricket Council (ICC) informed on Monday evening that Amir will now be undergoing tests in Chennai in less than seven days. ALSO READ: Oman’s victory in ICC World T20 2016 a triumph for cricket

The ICC said in a release, “Oman’s off-spinner Amir Ali has been reported for a suspect bowling action during his side’s final match in the ICC World Twenty20 India 2016 against Bangladesh in Dharamsala on Sunday. The match officials’ report, which was handed over to the Oman team management, cited concerns about the legality of the 37-year-old’s bowling action.” ALSO READ: Bangladesh outclass Oman by 54 runs to reach ICC World T20 2016 Super-10s

The ICC added, “Amir’s bowling action is now required to undergo testing at the ICC-accredited testing centre in Chennai within the next seven days. During this period, Amir is permitted to continue bowling in international cricket until the results of the testing are known. The ICC Regulations for the review of bowlers reported with suspected illegal bowling actions can be found here.”

Oman played three matches in the qualification round. They produced a spirited performance to defeat Ireland, but lost to Bangladesh. Their match against the Netherlands was washed out.