ICC Suspends Roy Kaia From Bowling For Illegal Action
ICC suspends the 29-year-old Zimbabwean Roy Kaia from bowling in international cricket as his bowling action was found to be illegal. His bowling action in the only Test against Bangladesh in Harare in July was allegedly questionable. The ICC (The International Cricket Council) today declared that Roy Kaia’s bowling augmentation is illegal and bans him from bowling in international cricket.
According to Article 11.1 of the ICC Regulations for the Review of Bowlers’ Report with Suspected Illegal Bowling Actions, Roy Kaia should be banned from playing domestic cricket in his country as well as international cricket.
However, according to Article 11.5, the ICC considers Zimbabwe as a cricket. So under the auspices of Zimbabwe Cricket, Kaia will be able to play domestic cricket. It is to be noted that Roy Kaia was accused of bowling action in the only Test against Bangladesh in July.
Based on the allegations, the expert panel examined the footage of his bowling. Due to Corona, his bowling action could not be tested at the ICC-approved center. The expert panel examined the footage of his bowling and concluded that his elbow broke more than 15 degrees while bowling. And his bowling action is illegal.
Kaia, however, can apply to lift the ban by correcting his bowling action in compliance with ICC regulations. Kaia played the only ODI against Pakistan in 2015. He also made his Test debut against Pakistan this year. In the match against Bangladesh which was lost by 220 runs, Roy Kaia bowled 23 overs and remained wicketless. He could not open the run record in two innings with the bat.