Nair cleared to bowl again

02 June 2018 01:16:30 GMTPlus11

Arjun Nair is free to resume bowling in Australian domestic cricket after passing a re-test following his ban for a suspect action.

The 20-year-old, who has become a key member of the Sydney Thunder franchise in the Big Bash League, had his spin bowling passed by the Biomechanics Department at the Bupa National Cricket Centre 10 days ago.

Nair - a former Australia Under-19 all-rounder who has played 28 senior matches across all formats - opted to be re-tested on May 21, with both his off-spin and carrum ball deliveries under review. 

The assessment revealed that all deliveries were within the 15 degrees level of tolerance permitted under the regulations.

"It was a tough experience for me, maybe one of the toughest I may ever face," Nair said.

"It was a tough time for my family as well, but they were very supportive and encouraging me throughout the process.

"Thinking positively I knew that it would make me a better bowler, allowing me to work on my bowling step by step."

Nair finished the 2017-18 BBL playing as a specialist batsman and struck 45 against the Melbourne Renegades at Manuka Oval.

"It would have been easy to step away, but I wanted to help the team and do my bit. I'm very grateful for Thunder allowing me to do that."

The Thunder are 1213.00 to win the 2018/19 Big Bash, with the Adelaide Strikers 1213.00 and the Brisbane Heat 1213.00.

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