Offspinner Raisibe Ntozakhe suspended for illegal bowling action

South Africa's preparations for next month's Women's World Cup T20 were hit hard after it was discovered that Raisibe Ntozakhe, a kicker from the field, had an illegal bowling action and was suspended from bowling in international cricket with immediate effect. The ICC made the announcement on the same day that Ntozakhe was named to South Africa's 15th team for the tournament.

Ntozakhe was reported during the ODI against the West Indies on September 16 in Barbados and had undergone an independent evaluation of his bowling action on September 28 at the University of Pretoria. The evaluation revealed that all deliveries exceeded the tolerance level of 15 degrees allowed under the regulations.

In accordance with ICC regulations, the international suspension of Ntozakhe will also be recognized and enforced by all National Cricket Federations for national cricket events played in their own jurisdiction. However, you can still participate in domestic cricket events played under the auspices of Cricket South Africa, and you can request a re-evaluation after modifying your bowling action.

Should CSA appoint a replacement player prior to the start of The Women's World T20 support period on November 2, they will not require the approval of the Event Technical Committee.


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