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Zimbabwes Brian Vitori suspended for illegal bowling action

Press Trust of India  |  Harare 

Zimbabwes was today suspended from in international with immediate effect after the Event Panel of the ICC World Cup Qualifier 2018 found his action "illegal".

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, Vitoris bowling 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.

"Following its review, the Event Panel concluded that employs an illegal bowling action, and, as such, in accordance with Article 6.5 of the regulations, he has been immediately suspended from bowling in international cricket," an ICC release said.

shall remain in place until such time he submits to an assessment of his bowling action at an ICC approved Testing Center and the assessment concludes that his bowling action is legal.

Meanwhile, the of the ICC World Cup Qualifier 2018 has allowed the cricket 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.

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First Published: Thu, March 08 2018. 20:15 IST