DUBAI — Zimbabwe cricket team left-arm fast bowler Brian Vitori’s bowling action was cleared by the International Cricket Council (ICC) yesterday. He is set to resume bowling after undergoing remedial work during the 12-month suspension that was handed out to him in December 2016.
This is not the first time the left-armer is set to make a comeback after being reported for a suspect action. He was first suspended from bowling in January 2016 before a reassessment saw him return to bowling in June 2016. However, a repeat offence during the Bulawayo ODI against Sri Lanka in November later that year ensured that he was banned for a full year.
On January 8 2018, Vitori underwent a reassessment of his bowling action at the High Performance Centre in Pretoria and it was concluded that his elbow extension was within the stipulated 15 degrees mark.
Vitori has played four Tests, 20 One-Day Internationals and 11 Twenty20 Internationals so far, picking up 45 wickets across formats.