Cape Town - The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced that an independent assessment has found the bowling action of South Africa women’s cricket off-spinner Raisibe Ntozakhe to be illegal and, as such she has been suspended from bowling in international cricket with immediate effect.
The assessment revealed that all of her deliveries exceeded the 15 degrees level of tolerance permitted under the regulations.
Ntozakhe’s international suspension will also be recognised and enforced by all National Cricket Federations for domestic cricket events played in their own jurisdiction.
However, according to Article 11.5 of the Regulations and with the consent of the Cricket South Africa, Ntozakhe may be able to bowl in domestic cricket events played under the auspices of CSA.
Ntozakhe was reported during ICC Women’s Championship ODI between the West Indies and South Africa on September 16 in Barbados and had undergone an independent assessment of her bowling action on September 28 at the University of Pretoria.
To make matters worse, she was on Tuesday named in South Africa's 15-strong squad for the upcoming World Women's T20.