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Zimbabwe seamer Vitori suspended for illegal action

Press Trust of India  |  Dubai 

Zimbabwe's left-arm seamer was today suspended from in international after his action was found to be illegal by the ICC.

The suspension is "with immediate effect" after the Event Panel of the ongoing ICC World Cup Qualifier in confirmed that the left-arm fast bowler has an illegal action.

The 28-year-old was reported by the match officials following his sides non-broadcast match against on Sunday.

"As per Article 3.6.2 of the ICC Illegal Regulations, Vitori's action was filmed in the next match he played after being reported, which was against on Tuesday, and the video footage of his bowling spells were provided to the Event Panel of and Mark King, who are both members of the ICC Panel of Human Movement Specialists, for analysis and assessment," the ICC said in a statement.

The panel concluded that Vitori's action is illegal and, "in accordance with Article 6.5 of the regulations, he has been immediately suspended from bowling in international cricket".

Vitori's will remain suspended till an assessment of his action at an ICC approved Testing Center concludes that his bowling action is legal.

Meanwhile, the has allowed the team to replace with

Ngarava is a left-arm fast bowler and a lower-order batsman, who has played in six ODIs, taking eight wickets and scoring 12 runs. His last ODI for was against in in June 2017.

was originally suspended from bowling in January 2016 but was permitted to resume in June the same year following an independent reassessment where his action was found to be legal.

He was again reported during the Bulawayo ODI against the same year and was subsequently suspended for 12 months after an independent assessment revealed an illegal bowling action.

Vitori underwent reassessment of his bowling action at the in Pretoria in January this year and was allowed to resume bowling.

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First Published: Thu, March 08 2018. 18:25 IST