New Delhi: Zimbabwean left-arm seamer Brian Vitori has been suspended from bowling in international cricket with immediate effect after his bowling action found to be illegal.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Wednesday released a statement confirming the suspension.
"The International Cricket Council today confirmed that an independent assessment has found the bowling action of Zimbabwe’s Brian Vetori to be illegal and, as such, the left-arm fast bowler has been suspended from bowling in international cricket with immediate effect.
"The assessment revealed that all variations of his deliveries exceeded the 15 degrees level of tolerance permitted under the regulations," the statement read.
It further stated that, the player can however "apply for a re-assessment after modifying his bowling action".
"In accordance with Article 6.1 of the regulations, Vetori’s international suspension will also be recognised and enforced by all National Cricket Federations for domestic cricket events played in their own jurisdiction, save that, with the consent of Zimbabwe Cricket, Vetori may be able to play in domestic cricket events played in Zimbabwe under the auspices of Zimbabwe Cricket.
"The player can apply for a re-assessment after modifying his bowling action in accordance with clause 2.4 of the Regulations for the Review of Bowlers Reported with Suspected Illegal Bowling Actions," it added.
Vetori, 25, was reported after the third T20I against Bangladesh in Khulna on 20 January 2016.
He has played four Tests, 19 ODIs and 11 T20s for Zimbabwe after making his international debut in August 2011.