The ICC, in an independent assessment, found the the 24-year-old’s deliveries exceeded the 15 degrees level of tolerance permitted under the regulations.
The ICC, in an independent assessment, found the the 24-year-old’s deliveries exceeded the 15 degrees level of tolerance permitted under the regulations.

The International Cricket Council today suspended South Africa women’s cricket off-spinner Raisibe Ntozakhe with immediate effect over illegal bowling action.

The ICC, in an independent assessment, found the the 24-year-old’s deliveries exceeded the 15 degrees level of tolerance permitted under the regulations.

In accordance with Article 6.1.2 of the ICC Regulations For The Review of Bowlers Reported with Suspect Illegal Bowling Actions, Ntozakhe’s international suspension will also be recognised and enforced by all National Cricket Federations for domestic cricket events played in their own jurisdiction.

However, Ntozakhe is allowed to bowl in domestic cricket events played under the auspices of Cricket South Africa. She also can apply for a re-assessment after modifying her bowling action.

Earlier in the day, CSA had named Ntozakhe among their squad for the forthcoming ICC Women’s World T20 in the West Indies. Should CSA name a replacement player prior to the start of the event support period on 2 November 2018, they will not require approval from the Event Technical Committee.