Botha's bowling under scrutiny

2013-10-07 11:00
Johan Botha (Getty Images)
Cape Town - Former Proteas off-spinner Johan Botha, who now plays for South Australia, has again been cited for a doubtful bowling action.

Cricket Australia (CA) on Monday advised that the West End Redbacks bowler will undergo biomechanical analysis of his action.

Under CA’s Doubtful Bowling Action Procedure, a bowler must undergo testing after a single mention for a suspected illegal bowling action in an interstate season.

For the 2013-14 season onwards this policy has changed to a single mention, rather than the previous requirement of three mentions.

All the umpires (three in TV games, two in non-TV matches) must agree to the ‘mention’ of a doubtful bowling action and must sign the report form.

CA’s policy requires cited bowlers to undergo testing within 14 days of being notified.

Botha, 31, can still play on throughout this period and can only be suspended from bowling if the official report, post the bowling action analysis, proves he has an illegal action.

Botha was earlier suspended for an illegal action between February and November 2006.

Read more on:    johan botha  |  cricket

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Under fire Proteas coach Russell Domingo has blamed player workloads and fatigue as the reason for the national team's woeful showing in the Tri Series in the Caribbean. Your thoughts?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.