ICC news January 21, 2016

Zimbabwe's Vitori reported for suspect action

ESPNcricinfo staff

Brian Vitori's bowling action is under scrutiny © AFP

Zimbabwe left-arm seamer Brian Vitori has been reported for a suspect action following the third T20 international against Bangladesh. Vitori will have to undergo a test on his action at an ICC-accredited centre within 14 days but can continue bowling in international cricket until the results are out.

The ICC said that the match officials' report had been handed over to the Zimbabwe team management after their 31-run victory in Khulna.

Vitori, 25, has played four Tests, 19 ODIs and 11 T20s for Zimbabwe after making his international debut in August 2011.

The ICC also confirmed that Netherlands seamer Ahsan Malik had been cleared to bowl in international cricket following remedial work on his action and a retest.

"Since being reported in July during last year's ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier, Ahsan had remodeled his bowling action prior to applying to have his action re-tested," the ICC said. "The result shows that the level of elbow extension measured for all deliveries bowled was now within the 15-degree level of tolerance permitted under the ICC regulations."

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  • Shabbir on January 22, 2016, 0:38 GMT

    It always amazes me that the TV commentators who are the experts never seem to mention the bowling action of players, yet they have the best position to observe and comment. Watching Vitori bowl the other day was amusing because his action was all over the place. Hopefully he gets picked to play and takes several wickets and make a total mockery of the system!

  • Sumon on January 21, 2016, 22:07 GMT

    @ARIFUL_HSTU07 Ya, same here. I was telling my brother, that bowling action does not look legit. I hope he will fix his action and come back strong. All the best.

  • Mohsin on January 21, 2016, 14:33 GMT

    I saw him in his debut game vs BD where he picked a 5-er. He was hyped to the sky as the next big thing along with Kyle Jarvis by Zim fans. But, was disappointed that very day as he lacked pace, bounce & legit action to begin with

  • Ariful on January 21, 2016, 12:32 GMT

    Me with my friend was talking about this thing during the third t20 match. hope he will come strong

  • Kendal on January 21, 2016, 11:08 GMT

    Yes it looks very bad live on TV, and has done since he started. Hope he can get it fixed, as he can create problems when he's bowling at his best. Bit inconsistent at the moment.

  •   Cain Bure on January 21, 2016, 10:43 GMT

    I am Zimbabwean and i saw his action. I wondered why no-one said something during the match. None-the-less his "bowling" was wild and uncontrolled cost a lot of boundaries.

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