Zimbabwe spinner Roy Kaia has been suspended from bowling in international cricket after his bowling action has been found illegal. The International Cricket Council announced on Tuesday that the Zimbabwe spinner has been suspended from bowling in international cricket, following an assessment in which it was found out that his bowling action was illegal.
Though, the 29-year old bowler is permitted to bowl in domestic cricket after the prior permission of Zimbabwe cricket.
“In accordance with Article 11.1 of the ICC Regulations For The Review of Bowlers Reported with Suspect Illegal Bowling Actions, Kaia’s international suspension will also be recognised and enforced by all National Cricket Federations for domestic cricket events played in their own jurisdiction,” the ICC said.
“However, according to Article 11.5 of the Regulations and with the consent of Zimbabwe Cricket, Kaia may be able to bowl in domestic cricket events played under their auspices.”
Kaia was reported with a suspect bowling action during a one-off Test against Bangladesh, which was played in Harare between7th and 11th July. The panel came to a conclusion that his deliveries exceeded the 15 degrees level of tolerance permitted under the regulations. Therefore, his bowling action was termed illegal.
“Kaia can apply for a re-assessment after modifying his bowling action in accordance with the ICC Regulations,” ICC said. (ANI)
Roy Kaia played his debut ODI game for the national team against Pakistan in 2015. He has played three Tests for Zimbabwe, scoring 59 runs. He is yet to pick a wicket for Zimbabwe in Tests. Besides, he has also played one-day ODI but didn’t get to bat or bowl during the match.
Since Zimbabwe’s Test series against Bangladesh last month, he has participated in three competitive matches, including two one-day games and one T20 game.
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