Cricket News: Zimbabwe’s Roy Kaia suspended from bowling due to Illegal Action

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Zimbabwe’s Roy Kaia suspended from bowling due to Illegal Action

Cricket News: Zimbabwe’s Roy Kaia has been suspended from bowling in International Cricket after his action was found to be illegal, the ICC confirmed on Tuesday. The incident was reported last month during the one-off test match against Bangladesh in Harare where Roy Kaia bowled 23 overs.

An expert panel reviewed his bowling action & passed a verdict that his deliveries exceeded the permissible 15 degrees. As per the ICC rules & regulations, Roy can apply for a reassessment after modifying his action.

Even though Roy Kaia has been suspended from international cricket, the International Cricket Council confirmed that he can bowl in domestic cricket with Zimbabwe Cricket’s consent.

“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 recognized and enforced by all National Cricket Federations for domestic cricket events played in their own jurisdiction,” the ICC 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.” International Cricket Council (ICC) added.

Roy Kaia made his One Day International debut for Zimbabwe against Pakistan in Lahore on May 31, 2015, where he did not get to bowl or bat, as the match ended with no result. Kaia has played 3 Tests, 27 T20Is & 1 ODI for Zimbabwe & has scored 59 runs in tests & 273 runs in T20Is. With the ball, he has scalped 17 wickets in T20Is at an economy rate of 7.94.

Kaia was also a part of the 2010 Zimbabwe U19 team that lost to the South Africa U19 team. He took 4 wickets for 49 against South Africa in that match. Kaia played first-class cricket for Southern Rocks and is currently a part of the Mountaineers team.

He has scored 1501 runs in list A games at an average of 27.79 & 2744 runs in first-class cricket at an average of 26.38. Since Zimbabwe’s Test series against Bangladesh last month, he has participated in three competitive matches, including two one-day games and one T20 game.

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