The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Wednesday announced that an independent assessment has found the bowling action of Nisarg Patel of the US to be illegal and as such he has has been suspended from bowling in international cricket with immediate effect. Patel was reported following the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup League 2 fixture between Oman and the USA in Kathmandu, Nepal on February 11. The suspension will remain in place until Patel undertakes a review of his bowling action by an expert panel or submits an independent assessment of his action to an accredited ICC testing centre which confirms that he can bowl without using an illegal action.
A USA Cricket media release has stated that Nisarg has been suspended by an ICC Expert Panel in accordance with clause 4.7 under the ICC Illegal Bowling Action Regulalations. The panel took a closer look at his action by checking the footage from different camera angles and concluded that Nisarg's left elbow violated the 15 degree flex permitted by the ICC.