Zimbabwe paceman Brian Vitori has been suspended from bowling over an illegal action, the International Cricket Council has announced.
Vitori was reported for a suspect action after Zimbabwe’s third Twenty20 international against Bangladesh in January.
The left-armer’s bowling was tested in early February by the ICC at its centre in Chennai and the governing body confirmed on Wednesday his action breached the 15-degree tolerance limit.
The ICC said in a statement: “The International Cricket Council today confirmed that an independent assessment has found the bowling action of Zimbabwe’s Brian Vitori to be illegal and, as such, the left-arm fast bowler has been suspended from bowling in international cricket with immediate effect.”
The 25-year-old, who made his Zimbabwe debut in 2011, joins the likes of West Indies star spinner Sunil Narine in being barred from bowling in international cricket.
Vitori has four Tests, 19 one-day internationals, and 11 T20s to his name, but was not included in Zimbabwe’s World Twenty20 squad for March’s tournament in India.-PA Sport