Chris Green being banned from bowling for a minimum of 90 days is a big blow for the Sydney Thunders in this Big Bash League (BBL) season. However, the off-spinner’s domestic teams, New South Wales and Sydney Thunder can opt to play him solely as a batsman. After three months, Green will be eligible to retake the bowling test and attempt to return to bowling.
Green’s action came under the scanner after the umpires, Nathan Johnstone, Mike Graham-Smith and third umpire Paul Wilson in the game between Sydney Thunder and Melbourne Stars on January 2 reported the issue. He then went for the bowling test at the National Cricket Academy on January 5 in which his action was found to be illegal. Green was picked by Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the recent IPL auction.
Chris Green allowed to retake the bowling action test after minimum of 90 days
"We'd like to commend Chris and the Thunder for the way they have approached this process with complete cooperation and respect,” quoted Cricket Australia's Head of Cricket Operations, Peter Roach.
"Chris undertook testing at the earliest possible time and satisfactorily replicated his bowling action in the controlled environment. We look forward to working with Chris in the coming months and conducting further testing once the suspension period has elapsed," he added.