Roy Kaia Suspended From Bowling For Illegal Action
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has suspended Zimbabwe’s Roy Kaia from bowling in international cricket with immediate effect after his action was found to be illegal. Last month, the offspinner was reported during a one-off Test against Bangladesh in Harare, where he bowled 23 overs.
An expert panel then examined his bowling action and determined that his deliveries exceeded the permissible 15-degree angle. According to ICC regulations, the 29-year-old can request a reassessment after changing his actions. Despite being barred from bowling in international cricket, the ICC confirmed in a statement that he can continue to bowl in domestic cricket with Zimbabwe Cricket’s permission.
“Under 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.”