Bangladesh cricketer Arafat Sunny (3L) celebrates with teammates after the dismissal of unseen Pakistan batsman Sharjeel Khan during the Asia Cup T20 cricket tournament match between Bangladesh and Pakistan at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka on March 2, 2016. AFP PHOTO/ MUNIR UZ ZAMAN / AFP / MUNIR UZ ZAMAN (Photo credit should read MUNIR UZ ZAMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Bangladesh off-spinner Arafat Sunny and fast bowler Taskin Ahmed have both been suspended from bowling with immediate effect midway through the World Twenty20.

The duo were reported for suspected illegal bowling actions following their side's opening match of the World Twenty20 in India, an eight-run win against the Netherlands in Dharamshala on March 9.

The pair went for independent testing at the Sri Ramachandra University in Chennai, an ICC approved facility, where their actions were confirmed to be illegal.

The Bangladesh team will be allowed to replace both bowlers in their squad for the remainder of the event.

Bangladesh's next match is against Australia in Banglaore on Monday night.