Zimbabwe fast-bowler Brian Vitori has been suspended from bowling in international cricket after he failed the bowling test conducted at the University of Pretoria in South Africa on December 12. In the assessment, he was found exceeding the limit of 15-degree and thus has been banned from bowling in international cricket.
“Vitori can appeal against any procedural aspect of an independent assessment that has led to this automatic suspension,” the ICC said in a release. “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 was reported for suspect action during the Tri-Series final against Sri Lanka last month (the third team was the West Indies). This was the second time when Vitori was reported for suspected action as he was earlier reported for the same in the month of January this year as well.
He is now free to appeal against the suspension and can also get the re-test done but will have to wait for the completion of the suspended period i.e. one year.