Prosper Utseya Has Bowling Action Reported
Zimbabwean all-rounder Prosper Utseya has had his bowling action reported following the recent One-Day International series against South Africa with his arm ball and quicker ball set for further scrutiny.
He was reported following the third match in Bulawayo, which South Africa won by seven wickets to wrap up a 3-0 series win.
Utseya will now have to undergo independent testing of his action, within 21 days, during which time he will still be allowed to bowl in international cricket.
"The match officials’ report, which was handed over to Zimbabwe team manager Stanley Chioza on Thursday, cited concerns regarding Utseya’s arm ball and fast delivery, and concluded that the bowler’s action needed to be tested," an International Cricket Council (ICC) statement confirmed.
"Utseya’s bowling action will now be scrutinised further under the ICC process relating to suspected illegal bowling actions reported in Tests, ODIs and T20Is.
"He is required to undergo testing within 21 days, and, during this period, Utseya is permitted to continue bowling in international cricket until the results of the testing are known."
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