Chetan Sakariya Finds Himself on BCCI’s Suspect Bowling Action List ahead of IPL 2024.

In an unexpected development, Chetan Sakariya, the left-arm pacer from Saurashtra, has been named in the suspect bowling action list by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Although he hasn’t been banned from bowling, the BCCI informed IPL franchises on Friday that Sakariya is among seven players flagged for having a suspect action.

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chetan sakariya , image source – (sakariya.chetan/instagram handle)

Despite having played in 19 IPL games and featured in one ODI and two T20Is for India, the specifics of when Sakariya’s action was reported remain unclear. Officials from the Saurashtra Cricket Association (SCA) and sources close to the player express surprise about his inclusion in the suspect list.

Sakariya has been inactive since the last IPL and hasn’t taken part in domestic matches this season, including the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy and the Vijay Hazare Trophy. Despite setting a base price of Rs 50 lakh for himself and being listed as No. 27 in the auction register, his status remains uncertain.

Chetan Sakariya was delhi capital’s part in IPL 2023.

The BCCI clarified that the 25-year-old pacer has been reported but isn’t facing a ban. Currently recovering from a stress fracture in his back, Sakariya was recently released by the Delhi Capitals franchise. However, sources within the Saurashtra team suggest that he is expected to return to action soon, possibly even participating in the Ranji Trophy this season.

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chetan sakariya delhi capitals , image source – (sakariya.chetan/instagram handle)

The suspect list also features other domestic players like Tanush Kotian of the Mumbai Cricket Association, Rohan Kunnummal of Kerala Cricket Association, Chirag Gandhi of Gujarat Cricket Association, Salman Nizar of Kerala Cricket Association, Saurabh Dubey of Vidarbha Cricket Association, and Arpit Guleria of Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association. Additionally, Manish Pandey and KL Shrijith, both from the Karnataka State Cricket Association, have been banned from bowling.

While the BCCI is yet to inform IPL teams about the availability of foreign players, this crucial information is eagerly awaited by franchises, especially with the T20 World Cup following immediately in June. The auction is scheduled to commence at 11:30 am UAE time (1 pm IST) on December 19 at the Coca Cola Arena in Dubai. With 333 cricketers, including 214 Indians and 119 overseas players, the auction holds significant anticipation, particularly with 116 capped players and 215 uncapped players, aside from two players from associate nations.

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