Aliss Islam should be on cloud nine after snaring a stunning hat-trick in the Bangladesh Premier League.
But instead he’s at the centre of controversy after being reported for a suspect action.
The 22-year-old became the third bowler in the history of BPL to take a hat-trick on Friday, finishing with figures of 4-26 while playing for Dhaka Dynamites.
But league officials confirmed that umpires had reported Islam’s action after the match, with all of his deliveries in the clash against Rangpur Raiders found to be suspect.
Captain Shakib Al Hasan with hat-trick hero Aliss Islam during last night match against Rangpur Riders. Best of luck for tonight match against Sylhet Sixers!#DDvSS #BPL2019 #BPL @Official_BPLT20 pic.twitter.com/Pz8aLSzB66
— Shakib Al Hasan FC (@Sah75fc) January 12, 2019
He will have 14 days to report to the review committee.
Islam broke a 121-run partnership between Rilee Rossouw and Mohammad Mithun, with his subsequent hat-trick helping restrict Rangapur to 9-181 in response to Dhaka’s 9-183.
In the 18th over, Islam bowled Mithun (49), then Masrafe Mortaza (0), and Farhad Reza (0) was caught at slip.
“He will have a test and if we find something, he will be off from all forms of cricket unless his action is corrected,” officials said.
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) January 12, 2019
Islam was spotted by a Dhaka scout when he was playing first-division cricket.