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.