The Canadian Press - ONLINE EDITION

Zimbabwe spin bowler Prosper Utseya reported for suspected illegal action

  • Print

BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe spinner Prosper Utseya has been reported for a suspected illegal bowling action and must undergo tests within 21 days, the International Cricket Council said on Friday.

Utseya was reported by match officials during Zimbabwe's third one-day international against South Africa in Bulawayo on Thursday, the ICC said in a statement.

He is the fourth offspin bowler in the last two months to be scrutinized over his action. Pakistan's Saeed Ajmal will also undergo tests after being reported to the ICC this month during a test series against Sri Lanka.

Sril Lanka offspinner Sachithra Senanayake and New Zealand's Kane Williamson were both banned from bowling last month after tests concluded they had illegal actions.

Bowlers are not allowed to bend their arms past a certain point in cricket to ensure they aren't throwing.

The ICC said concerns were raised over offspinner Utseya's faster delivery in Zimbabwe's loss to South Africa in the final ODI. The match officials' report has been handed to Zimbabwe's team manager.

Utseya is allowed to continue bowling in internationals pending the results of the official tests.

The 29-year-old Utseya is Zimbabwe's second highest all-time wicket-taker in one-day internationals with 123 wickets in 156 games. He is an experienced one-day player and was likely to appear in the upcoming triangular series against Australia and South Africa starting next week in Zimbabwe.

Fact Check

Fact Check

Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories?
Please use the form below and let us know.

* Required
  • Please post the headline of the story or the title of the video with the error.

  • Please post exactly what was wrong with the story.

  • Please indicate your source for the correct information.

  • Yes

    No

  • This will only be used to contact you if we have a question about your submission, it will not be used to identify you or be published.

  • Cancel

Having problems with the form?

Contact Us Directly
  • Print

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

The Winnipeg Free Press does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. These terms were revised effective April 16, 2010.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

LATEST VIDEO

Jets This Week: Young guns get a look

View more like this

Photo Store Gallery

  • Two baby tigers were unveiled at the Assiniboine Park Zoo this morning, October 3rd, 2011. (TREVOR HAGAN/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
  • A Yellow-bellied Sapsucker hangs out on a birch tree in St. Vital. The Yellow-bellied Sapsucker is considered a keystone species. Other species take advantage of the holes that the birds make in trees. A group of sapsuckers are collectively known as a

View More Gallery Photos

Poll

Which Jets prospect has the best chance of making NHL team this season?

View Results

View Related Story

Ads by Google