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Phangiso suspended for illegal bowling action

CSA confirmed that Phangiso will not be considered for the first two T20 matches against Australia.

Highveld Lions' left-arm spinner, Aaron Phangiso. Picture: Cricket South Africa Facebook page.
CSA,Aaron Phangiso
Local Sport

JOHANNEBSURG – Aaron Phangiso has been suspended with immediate effect from domestic cricket after independent tests revealed that the left-arm spinner had been contravening bowling laws and his bowling methods were illegal, a statement from Cricket South Africa (CSA) said.

The tests were conducted on Friday at the University of Pretoria.
 
Phangiso’s tests were conducted by a member of the ICC Panel of Human Movement Specialists.
 
The assessment revealed that all variations of his deliveries exceeded the 15 degree level of tolerance permitted under the regulations.
 
He was reported for a suspected illegal bowling action by match officials in last week’s One Day Cup Play-Off between the Highveld Lions and the Warriors.

The suspension will remain until he undergoes remedial work on his action and has passed a re-assessment.
 
CSA also confirmed that Phangiso will not be considered for the first two T20 International matches against Australia. 

Haroon Lorgat, CEO of CSA, said the timing of this news has dealt the team a major blow.

“The timing of this issue for Aaron and for our World T20 squad is clearly inopportune, but we need to deal with it. We will work hard to remedy Aaron’s action and have him retested as soon as practically possible.”

Phangiso will remain with the squad and will work alongside the spin bowling coach in an effort to remedy his action.
 
He will undergo a second round of independent tests next week Monday.

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