Left arm spinner  Aaron Phangiso cleared to play ICC World T20 2016. © Getty Images
Left arm spinner Aaron Phangiso cleared to play ICC World T20 2016. © Getty Images

South Africa‘s left arm spinner, Aaron Phangiso has been cleared for suspect action by International Cricket Council(ICC). Phangiso was reported of suspect action in his side, Lion’s semi final win against Warriors in the Momentum One-Day Cup. When reviewed, his action was found illegal for breaking the 15-degree limit. Since then, he has worked on re-modelling his action with the coaching staff, and in the recent tests on 7th March, was cleared of his suspension. Initially, he was expected to play a part in the recent T20 series against Australia. But with the re-modelling of  his action, he will be given time off  for ICC World T20. Also Read: South Africa vs Australia 2015-16, 3rd T20I at Cape Town: Preview

Phangiso was delighted and relieved by the clearance coming before the World T20, reports ESPNcricinfo. Speaking on his suspension being uplifted, he said, “”It’s a huge relief to be cleared and to have my bowling action passed, it has been a tough and challenging few weeks for me. Many thanks to Cricket South Africa and the Proteas management for their support and for giving me the best opportunity of making it to India for the ICC World T20.

“In saying that, I’d really like to use the next few days ahead of the tournament to gain playing confidence, especially with some of the technical adjustments we have made to my action. My focus is on the World Cup and I’d really like to head into the competition with good form and confidence.”

Speaking before his side’s final encounter against Australia, South Africa coach Russell Domingo spoke about Phangiso, and said, ” We are really happy and relieved that Aaron has passed his re-test and he can now ready himself for the big tournament ahead. I said at the beginning of the series that we wanted to give everyone in the squad an opportunity to play and while it is tempting to play him tomorrow, both Aaron and I feel it’s best that he takes a little more time to work on and gain confidence with his new adjustments. We have an important few weeks coming up in India so it’s going to be important to have him in the right frame of mind both mentally and physically.”