Kenya news July 15, 2015

Ngoche suspended for illegal action

ESPNcricinfo staff

James Ngoche has played 17 ODIs and 7 T20Is for Kenya © Associated Press

James Ngoche, the Kenya offspinner, has been suspended from bowling in international cricket after the ICC found his action to be illegal.

Umpires reported his action after Kenya's match against Oman in the ICC World T20 Qualifier on July 11. Ngoche bowled three overs in Kenya's seven-run win in Edinburgh, picking up a wicket and conceding 21 runs. An event bowling action review panel, appointed by the ICC to attend the World T20 Qualifier, found his action to be illegal.

Ngoche will be suspended until he submits himself to independent assessment at an ICC accredited testing facility and gets his action cleared.

Ngoche, 27, made his Kenya debut in 2010. He has 20 wickets from 17 ODIs at an average of 28.45 and four wickets in 7 T20Is at 35.00 and an economy rate of 5.83.