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ICC suspends Zimbabwe’s Roy Kaia from bowling





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The International Cricket Council (ICC) suspended Zimbabwe’s Roy Kaia from bowling in international cricket with immediate effect on Tuesday after an independent assessment found his bowling action illegal.

However, he can continue to bowl in domestic cricket with the consent of Zimbabwe Cricket. He can also apply for a reassessment after modifying his bowling action, in accordance with ICC regulations.

"Kaia's international suspension will also be recognized and enforced by all National Cricket Federations for domestic cricket events played in their own jurisdiction," an ICC release 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," the statement added.

Offspinner Kaia's bowling action was reported last month during the one-off Test against Bangladesh in Harare. The apex body of cricket said an expert panel reviewed footage of Kaia’s bowling action, as assessment at an ICC accredited centre was not possible due to various restrictions resulting from COVID-19.

The Panel concluded that his deliveries exceeded the 15 degrees level of tolerance permitted under the regulations and his bowling action was illegal.