ICC World T20: South Africa spinner Aaron Phangiso to travel to India after bowling action cleared

Aaron Phangiso's action for all deliveries had been found to fall within the parameters of international regulations.

By: AFP | Cape Town | Published: March 9, 2016 7:32 pm
ICC World T20, World T20, icc t20 world cup, icc t20 cricket world cup, south africa cricket, cricket south africa, aaron phangiso, phangiso, cricket news, cricket Aaron Phangiso will not play in the third and final T20I against Australia on Wednesday. (Source: AP)

Left-arm slow bowler Aaron Phangiso will travel with the South African team to the ICC World Twenty20 tournament on Thursday after his bowling action was cleared following a second independent assessment.

Cricket South Africa announced late on Tuesday that Phangiso’s action for all deliveries had been found to fall within the parameters of international regulations.

The new assessment after tests on Monday came a week after it was announced that he had been banned from bowling in domestic cricket after all his variations had been found to exceed the 15 degrees of tolerance allowed.

The first tests were conducted on February 27. Before undergoing the latest tests, Phangiso worked with South African spin bowling coach Claude Henderson and high performance manager Vincent Barnes in an effort to correct his action.

South African coach Russell Domingo said that although Phangiso had been cleared, he would not play in the third and final Twenty20 international against Australia at Newlands on Wednesday, South Africa’s last match before leaving for India on Thursday.

“While it is tempting to play him, 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,” said Domingo.

“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.”

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