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Shikhar Dhawan may not go for action check, to refrain from bowling

However, according to sources in the BCCI, Dhawan will not go for any action correction as he is not even a proper part-time spinner.

Press Trust of India |December 10, 2015, 8:30 PM IST
Shikhar Dhawan may not go for action check, to refrain from bowling

New Delhi: India opener Shikhar Dhawan will not bowl in competitive matches (domestic or internationals) as he in all likelihood will not go for any action correction at the ICC accredited institute in Chennai within the next 14 days.

The ICC on Wednesday issued a media release, saying that Dhawan's part-time off-breaks were found illegal by the on-field umpires and his action was reported. Although, he is still allowed to bowl in competitive matches, the rule requires him to undergo a test at Chennai based institute within two weeks.

However, according to sources in the BCCI, Dhawan will not go for any action correction as he is not even a proper part-time spinner.

"Dhawan's forte is not his bowling and the Indian team will not miss anything if he does not bowl his off-breaks. Why does he need to go to Chennai for action correction? There is a possibility that he might not ever bowl in a competitive match in near or distant future," a senior BCCI official in the know of things told PTI on Thursday.

In fact, Dhawan played for Delhi in the opening match of the Vijay Hazare Trophy here and he did not bowl a single over.

Dhawan will next for play for Delhi against Maharashtra on December 17 as he will be leaving for Mumbai to attend an ICC promotional event as well as India teammate Rohit Sharma's marriage.

It is also unlikely that skipper Virat Kohli will be playing any of the Hazare Trophy group league matches.

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