Aaron Phangiso reported for suspected illegal action
South Africa left-arm orthodox spinner Aaron Phangiso is set to undergo an assessment of his bowling action after being reported for a suspected illegal action in the semi-finals of the Momentum One-Day Cup.
Phangiso took two wickets from eight overs while conceding 38 runs against the Warriors as the Highveld Lions went on to secure an eight-wicket victory in a rain-affected semi-final.
In a statement released today, Cricket South Africa (CSA) confirmed that Phangiso will undergo an independent assessment of his bowling action and is allowed to bowl till the results are declared.
“Aaron Phangiso of the bizhub Highveld Lions has been reported for a suspected illegal bowling action during the Momentum One-Day Cup match against the Warriors at Bidvest Wanderers, Johannesburg, on 24 February 2016,” said the CSA statement.
“Phangiso’s action will now be scrutinised further in accordance with the CSA Regulations for the Review of Bowlers Reported with Suspected Illegal Bowling Actions.
“He is required to undergo independent analysis by a member of the ICC Panel of Human Movement Specialists and is permitted to continue bowling until the results of the testing are known.”
The 32-year-old is currently part of South Africa's squad for the ICC World T20 and has played 16 One-Day Internationals and nine T20Is for country between 2012 and 2015.
The results of Phangiso's assessment will be released 14 days after his test which leaves CSA in a difficult situation as the deadline for any team changes for the ICC World Twenty20 is 8th March.
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