Cricket

Vitori’s bowling action deemed illegal

2016-02-18 14:16
Brian Vitori (AFP)

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.

Read more on:    zimbabwe  |  icc  |  cricket
NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
Vote

The Proteas have announced plans to play a four-day Test against Zimbabwe starting on Boxing Day. What do you make of this?

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.