Vi­tori’s ac­tion re­ported again

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ZIM­BABWE’S left-arm fast bowler Brian Vi­tori has been re­ported for a sus­pected il­le­gal ac­tion dur­ing the tri-se­ries fi­nal against Sri Lanka on Sun­day, which the hosts lost by six wick­ets .

The match of­fi­cials handed over their re­port to the Zim­babwe man­age­ment, cit­ing con­cerns about the le­gal­ity of Vi­tori’s ac­tion dur­ing the fi­nal. He bowled nine overs in the match for fig­ures of 3 for 52 in his first ODI since July 2015.

Vi­tori had been sus­pended from bowl­ing in in­ter­na­tional cricket in Fe­bru­ary this year af­ter he was re­ported for a sus­pect ac­tion dur­ing a T20 against Bangladesh in Jan­uary. He un­der­went as­sess­ment in Chennai and found all his de­liv­er­ies ex­ceeded the 15-de­gree level of tol­er­ance per­mit­ted un­der ICC’s reg­u­la­tions. His ac­tion was later found le­gal in June, af­ter re­me­dial work and a re-test per­formed at the Univer­sity of Pre­to­ria. The tri-se­ries fi­nal is the only in­ter­na­tional match he has played since then.

With Vi­tori be­ing re­ported again, he will be re­quired to sub­mit to fur­ther test­ing within 14 days. He is, how­ever, per­mit­ted to con­tinue bowl­ing in in­ter­na­tional cricket un­til the re­sults of the test­ing are known. — © ESPN Sports Me­dia Ltd

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