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Brian Vitori suspended for illegal action

Zimbabwean pacer Brian Vitori has been suspended from bowling in international cricket after his action was deemed illegal.

The 26-year old was reported in November for the second time in the past two years.

As a result, he has been handed a 12-month ban after an independent assessment in Pretoria found that some of his deliveries exceeded the 15-degree level of tolerance.

The left arm bowler was pulled up by the umpires after the tri-series final in Bulawayo in November.

Since this was the second scrutiny in two years, he earned an automatic 12 month suspension.


The ICC said,


Vitori can appeal against any procedural aspect of an independent assessment that has led to this automatic suspension. However, only after the expiry of this one-year period will he be entitled to approach the ICC for a re-assessment of his bowling action.


Vitori has 33 wickets from 31 limited-overs match and 12 wickets in 4 Tests.

He was first reported in January this year and had earned a suspension which lasted till June. All his variations exceeded the 15-degree permissible limit.

Vitori has to now serve a compulsory 12 month ban before he can ask ICC for a reassessment.


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