HONG KONG - Hong Kong left-arm spinner Munir Dar has been found to have an illegal bowling action and has been suspended by the ICC from bowling in international cricket for 12 months. According to an analysis carried out by the ICC, the amount of elbow extension in Dar’s action across all deliveries (stock delivery, quicker one and arm ball) exceeded the 15 degrees level of tolerance permitted. Dar was reported twice during the ICC World T20 Qualifier in the UAE, firstly on Nov 15 last year following a group match against Italy, and then on Nov 28 following a playoff match against Papua New Guinea. Dar was first reported by umpires C Shamshuddin, Michael Gough, Ian Ramage and match referee Dev Govindjee, and was required to submit to an analysis by his home board, which concluded that his action was legal.–Agencies