Zimbabwe spinner Kaia suspended for illegal bowling action
Zimbabwe’s 29-year-old off-spinner Roy Kaia has been reported with a suspect bowling action during the one-off Test against Bangladesh played in Harare in July.
DUBAI: Zimbabwe's 29-year-old off-spinner Roy Kaia has been reported with a suspect bowling action during the one-off Test against Bangladesh played in Harare in July.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced on Tuesday that an independent assessment had found the bowling action of Kaia to be illegal and, as such, he has been suspended from bowling in international cricket with immediate effect.
Kaia has so far played three Tests and has not taken a wicket in the three innings he has bowled in. Kaia has also scored 59 runs in the six innings he has played for Zimbabwe, with his highest being 48.
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 in a statement. IANS