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Utseya’s action is reported

Calcutta: Zimbabwe off-spinner Prosper Utseya has been reported with a suspected illegal bowling action during his side’s seven-wicket loss in the third and final ODI against South Africa, in Bulawayo.

According to an ICC release, the match officials’ report, which was handed over to Zimbabwe team manager Stanley Chioza after the match on Wednesday, cited concerns regarding Utseya’s arm-ball and fast delivery, and concluded that the bowler’s action needed to be tested.

The report concluded that the bowler’s action needed to be tested.

Utseya’s bowling action will now be scrutinised further under the ICC process relating to suspected illegal bowling actions reported in Tests, ODIs and T20Is.

He is required to undergo tests within 21 days, and, during this period, Utseya is permitted to continue bowling in international cricket until the results of the tests are known.