Vitori reported for suspect bowling action for the third time

Brian Vitori suspended reported suspect action Zimbabwe cricket

Brian Vitori will not be permitted to bowl until he gets his action tested

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Zimbabwe left-arm seamer Brian Vitori has been reported for a suspect bowling action for the third time in two years.

As a result, he has been suspended from bowling in international matches until he gets his action tested at an ICC-accredited centre.

In December 2016, Vitori was banned from bowling for 12 months after tests revealed that he was flexing his elbow past the 15 degree limit.

While he was cleared to resume bowling in 2018, his comeback lasted just four games before he was reported once again during Zimbabwe’s World Cup Qualifier win over Nepal on Sunday.

He was filmed while bowling during Zimbabwe’s heart-racing victory over Afghanistan. Upon reviewing the footage,¬†two members from the ICC’s panel of human movement specialists –¬†Helen Bayne and Mark King – decided to impose the sanction on Vitori.

With Vitori not allowed to bowl until he has his action tested, Zimbabwe have replaced him with fellow left-arm seamer Richard Ngarava.

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