Brian Vitori will look to break into the Zimbabwe team for their next series © Getty Images
Brian Vitori will look to break into the Zimbabwe team for their next series © Getty Images

Zimbabwe fast bowler Brian Vitori’s action has been found legal by the ICC. Vitori’s  was suspended from bowling in international cricket after his action was termed illegal by the ICC. Vitori has remedied his action and is now eligible to bowl in domestic as well as international circuit. Zimbabwe had suffered a major jolt ahead of the ICC World Cup 2015 when Vitori was suspended from bowling in international cricket. Zimbabwe were knocked out of the World Cup in the group stages itself. The ICC stated that all variations of his deliveries saw his arm flex over the permissible 15 degree limit. READ: Brian Vitori suspended from bowling after action deemed illegal by ICC

According to the release ICC media release, “The International Cricket Council (ICC) today confirmed that following remedial work and a retest, the bowling action of Zimbabwe’s Brian Vitori has been found to be legal, and the left-arm fast bowler can now resume bowling in both international cricket and domestic cricket events worldwide.

At the retest, it was revealed that the amount of elbow extensions in Vitori’s bowling action for all his deliveries that were tested was within the 15-degree level of tolerance permitted under the ICC regulations for the review of bowlers reported with suspected illegal bowling actions. READ: 2011 yearender: Memorable bowling performances in ODIs

The umpires are free to report Vitori in the future if they believe he uses a suspect action. The retest was performed at the University of Pretoria on 10 June. Vitori was reported after the third T20I against Bangladesh in Khulna on 20 January 2016 and subsequently banned.