Bangladesh fast bowler Taskin Ahmed's suspension has been upheld by a judicial commissioner following a review hearing. The hearing was held on 22 March by Michael Beloff QC over a tele-conference call that lasted several hours in which numerous legal challenges were made on behalf of the player.
Taskin and left-arm spinner Arafat Sunny were suspended from bowling in international cricket on 19 March after an independent assessment found their bowling actions illegal. The two were reported following Bangladesh's World T20 qualifier against the Netherlands on 9 March.
An International Cricket Council (ICC) media release said: "Having carefully considered those arguments and responses of the ICC, Mr Beloff has now notified all parties concerned of his decision that Taskin's suspension from bowling in international cricket shall be upheld and indicated that a written reasoned decision will be provided in due course," as quoted by wisdenindia.com
"Taskin may, at any time following appropriate remedial work, apply to the ICC for a re-assessment of his bowling action, which shall be carried out in the same manner as the initial assessment."
Taskin is still with the Bangladesh squad, but with this ruling, will be unable to take further part in the ongoing ICC T20 World Cup 2016. Bangladesh have had a poor campaign so far, losing both their games. They next take part in two must win games - against India on 23 March and against New Zealand on 26 March.