Aaron Phangiso Bowls With Non-compliant Action Confirmed In Lab Test, Suspension Remains In Force


The lab test has confirmed that the 39-year-old South Africa National Cricket Team and Joburg Super Kings left-arm spinner Aaron Phangiso bowls with non-compliant action and his bowling suspension is still in force.

Aaron Phangiso was reported by the match officials for suspect bowling action during the match between Joburg Super Kings and Pretoria Capitals on January 17.

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Aaron Phangiso. Pic Credits: Twitter.

Meanwhile, the Independent Bowling Action Panel confirmed that his action didn’t adhere to the regulations laid down by the International Cricket Council (ICC).

The panel, consisting of match referee representative Gerrie Pienaar, former South Africa seamer Vernon Philander, and CSA’s High-Performance Manager Vincent Barnes, submitted their final report on January 20 after they were asked to judge the matter.

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It was the second time in his career, Aaron Phangiso was reported for a suspect bowling action as earlier he was reported during the match between Lions and Warriors in the semi-final of the Momentum One Day Cup in 2016, but he was cleared after undergoing remedial work.

Kyle Simmonds To Replace Aaron Phangiso In Joburg Super Kings

Aaron Phangiso
Aaron Phangiso. Pic Credits: Twitter.

The Proteas all-rounder Kyle Simmonds is all set to replace Aaron Phangiso in the Joburg Super Kings squad for the remainder of the SA20 2023, confirmed the franchise through an official media release.

In the official SA20 statement, it was mentioned that Aaron Phangiso underwent an ICC Accredited Bowling Action Test at the University of Pretoria on January 27 and it was confirmed that he bowls with a 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 official SA20 Statement on Aaron Phangiso read.

“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. All parties involved will make no further comment on the matter,” the statement further added.

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