Cape Town - The International Cricket Council (ICC) has
confirmed that an independent assessment has found the bowling action of
Zimbabwe’s Brian Vitori to be illegal and, as such, the left-arm fast bowler
has been suspended from bowling in international cricket with immediate effect.
The assessment revealed that all
variations of his deliveries exceeded the 15 degrees level of tolerance
permitted under the regulations.
Vitori was reported after the third T20I against Bangladesh in
Khulna on January 20, 2016.
In accordance with Article 6.1 of the regulations, Vitori’s
international suspension will also be recognised and enforced by all National
Cricket Federations for domestic cricket events played in their own
jurisdiction, save that, with the consent of Zimbabwe Cricket, Vetori may be
able to play in domestic cricket events played in Zimbabwe under the auspices
of Zimbabwe Cricket.
The player can apply for a re-assessment after modifying his
bowling action in accordance with clause 2.4 of the Regulations for
the Review of Bowlers Reported with Suspected Illegal Bowling Actions.
The test was performed on February 3, 2016 at the Sri Ramachandra
Arthroscopy and Sports Sciences Centre, Chennai, ICC’s
accredited testing centre.