Illegal bowling action led to the suspension of Netherlands women’s cricketer Robine Rijke

Robine Rijke
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With majority of Rijke’s deliveries exceeding the 15 degrees level of tolerance permitted under the regulations, the International Cricket Council on Saturday announced her bowling action to be illegal, and hence, the fast bowler will be restrained from bowling in international cricket.

Rijke was first reported during the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Qualifier 2018 in the Netherlands in July last year. On August 13, 2019 at Loughborough University in England, she underwent the re-assessment again when her action was found to be illegal.

All National Cricket Federations have to recognize and reinforce Rijke’s suspension over illegal bowling in conformity with ICC’s Article 11.1, for all the domestic cricket events played in their own jurisdiction.

According to Article 11.1 of the ICC Illegal Bowling Regulations, Rijke may be able to bowl in domestic cricket events played under the domain of Cricket Netherlands, but only with the consent of the former.

Although, in accordance with clause 4.5 of the Regulations, Rijke can apply for a re-assessment after modifying her bowling action.

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