The International Cricket Council has announced that an independent reassessment has found the bowling action of USAís Nisarg Patel to be illegal and, as such, the bowler remains suspended from bowling in international cricket.

The latest assessment revealed that the amount of elbow extension in Patelís bowling action was still above the 15-degree level of tolerance permitted in the ICC regulations.

In accordance with Article 11.1 of the ICC Illegal Bowling Regulations, Patelís international suspension will be recognised and enforced by all National Cricket Federations for domestic cricket events played in their own jurisdiction.

However, pursuant to Article 11.5 of the Regulations and with the consent of USA Cricket, Patel may be able to bowl in domestic cricket events played under the auspices of USA Cricket.

He was reported following a game against Oman earlier this year.

The left-arm spinner was born in India, and played in England for seven years, where he gained British citizenship.

He made his debut for the USA senior side in 2017, having played for them in 2006 at Under 19 level.

Patel can apply for a reassessment after modifying his bowling action in accordance with clause 4.5 of the Regulations.