Cricket Web Logo
Cricket Coach 2014 - Order Now
Cricket Web Logo
Australia Bangladesh Bermuda Canada England India Ireland Kenya Netherlands New Zealand Pakistan Scotland South Africa Sri Lanka West Indies Zimbabwe
 
Botha banned from bowling.
07 Feb 2006
By: Alex Crampton


South African spinner Johan Botha has been banned from bowling after the ICC found his action to be illegal.

This comes after his action was reported by match officials during his debut Test, at Sydney. Both of his deliveries, his stock off-break and his doosra, were analysed by Bruce Elliott, one of the ICC's human movement specialists. He found that Botha extended his elbow beyond the 15 degrees allowed under ICC regulations.

Cricket South Africa chief executive, Gerald Majola, was optimistic about Botha's future, despite this setback: "We will do all in our power now to assist him to correct his action so that he can continue his promising career, we will ask the Sports Medical and Science Institute in Cape Town to analyse the ICC's findings and assist Johan to remedy his action. He will then be tested again, and we hope to have him in action as soon as possible."

Botha can appeal within days, but assuming he does not, he cannot bowl until his action is cleared. He will need to undergo remedial work on his action, and undergo further tests. If he is found to have an illegal action within 24 months of his return he will automatically be suspended for a year, as in the recent case of Shabbir Ahmed.

Recent Cricket Chat Threads
Clash of the titans, Dhoni vs Bevan
Last posted by: hendrix
***Official*** India in England 2014
Last posted by: hendrix
Ajmal Action Reported.
Last posted by: Furball
Stats draft-2014
Last posted by: ohnoitsyou
Big Bash League 2014/15
Last posted by: brockley
Odd One Out
Last posted by: weldone
Start of the tough ones: pitches
Last posted by: OverratedSanity
Poll
Do you think enough Test cricket is being played?
Too much Test cricket
The right amount is being played
No there should be more



View Results
Previous Polls