Cricket

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.
 

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