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Lab test confirms Phangiso bowls with non-compliant action

Joburg Super Kings’ left-arm spinner, Aaron Phangiso, underwent an ICC Accredited Bowling Action Test at the University of Pretoria on 27 January.

The Test was overseen by ICC accredited practitioner, Dr Helen Bayne. The test confirmed that Phangiso had bowled with a non-compliant action as identified by the Betway SA20 Independent Bowling Action Panel. Phangiso’s suspension from bowling in the Betway SA20 remains in force. 

Phangiso will work through a rehabilitation process on his bowling action and the Independent Panel will determine the process regarding re-testing of the action once the rehabilitation work is complete.

All the various stakeholders in Phangiso’s career – Northerns Cricket Union, Cricket South Africa, the South African Cricketers’ Association, Joburg Super Kings and Betway SA20 – are aligned in their commitment to support the player in whatever manner is required, acknowledging that such a process is incredibly difficult for a player.

Joburg Super Kings have requested permission to replace Phangiso for the remainder of the Betway SA20 2023 with Kyle Simmonds, which will take place with immediate effect.

South Africa’s Aaron Phangiso suspended from bowling in SA20 for illegal action

Joburg Super Kings’ left-arm spinner Aaron Phangiso has been suspended from bowling in the ongoing SA20 league because of an illegal action.

Phangiso, 39, has been penalised after the SA20’s Independent Bowling Action Panel confirmed his bowling action does not conform to the regulations of a legal bowling action as defined by the International Cricket Council (ICC). Phangiso has represented South Africa in 21 ODIs and 16 T20 Internationals, taking 26 and 20 wickets respectively.

The panel submitted its final report on January 23, as constituted under the SA20 Suspect Bowling Action Policy. The report confirmed that Phangiso bowled with a non-compliant bowling action during the match between Joburg Super Kings and Pretoria Capitals on January 17 at the Wanderers in Johannesburg, the SA20 said in a statement on Tuesday.

Phangiso is subsequently suspended from bowling in SA20 matches going forward as of January 23.

The Joburg Super Kings have requested to have Phangiso’s action tested under laboratory conditions at an ICC Accredited Centre. If the ICC testing shows that his action is legal, he will be allowed to continue bowling.

The Independent Bowling Action Panel comprised Zama Ndamane, Vincent Barnes and Vernon Philander, the SA20 release informed.

Joburg Super Kings’ Aaron Phangiso reported for suspect bowling action

South Africa and Joburg Super Kings’ left-arm spinner Aaron Phangiso has been reported for a suspect bowling action in the ongoing SA20 league.

The match officials reported Phangiso during Super Kings’ match against Pretoria Capitals on Tuesday. As per the tournament’s ‘Suspected Illegal Bowling Action’ guideline, the issue will be handed over to the independent Bowling Action Panel for adjudication.

The panel consists of match referee representative Gerrie Pienaar, former South Africa seamer Vernon Philander, and Cricket South Africa’s (CSA) High Performance Manager Vincent Barnes.

The panel has seven days to review the video footage available from the concerned game, before arriving at the conclusion. However, Phangiso can continue to bowl for Super Kings in the intervening period.

Playing against Capitals in Johannesburg, Phangiso picked up a match-winning 4 for 32, as Super Kings won a tight game by six runs and secured two points. All four of his wickets came in a period of collapse for Capitals, who lost 4 for 57 in just more than seven overs after an attacking start to their chase of 169.

The two teams met again the day after and this time only for Capitals to chase down 123 with six wickets and seven overs remaining. Batting at No. 10, Phangiso struck a useful cameo of 19 from 10 balls in the match, but went wicketless with the ball.

The 38-year old Phangiso has played 21 ODIs and 16 T20Is for South Africa.