Bowling action of Brian Vitori found to be legal

News Hour:

The International Cricket Council (ICC) today confirmed that following remedial work and a retest, the bowling action of Zimbabwe’s Brian Vitori has been found to be legal, and the left-arm fast bowler can now resume bowling in both international cricket and domestic cricket events worldwide.

At the retest, it was revealed that the amount of elbow extensions in Vitori’s bowling action for all his deliveries that were tested was within the 15-degree level of tolerance permitted under the ICC regulations for the review of bowlers reported with suspected illegal bowling actions.

The umpires are free to report Vitori in the future if they believe he uses a suspect action.

The retest was performed at the University of Pretoria on 10 June.

Vetori was reported after the third T20I against Bangladesh in Khulna on 20 January 2016 and subsequently banned.

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