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Aaron Phangiso cleared to bowl after remedial work

Last updated on 29 Mar 2023 | 04:37 AM
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Aaron Phangiso cleared to bowl after remedial work

The left-arm spinner was earlier banned from bowling after a suspect bowling action

Aaron Phangiso, the South African left-arm spinner has finally had his bowling action cleared, following a retest. SA20 via a press release confirmed that the suspension on the 39-year-old spinner has been lifted, and now is eligible to bowl again. 

The left-arm spinner was reported for a suspect action during Jo’burg Super Kings’ clash against Pretoria Capitals, where he picked up four wickets. In the aftermath of that clash, it was deemed that the veteran had a non-compliant bowling action, and later was banned from bowling in the tournament. 

Since then, Phangiso has undergone remedial treatment, including remodeling his action under CSA’s head of High performance, Vincent Barnes. The left-arm spinner undertook a test in Pretoria, where his new action was "noted an improvement in his action, and cleared the way for him to return to bowling."

This was the second instance where Phangiso was called for his action, after the first instance back in 2016 during a Momentum One-Day Cup. The left-arm spinner played an integral part of JSK's run to the semi-final but could only watch the final few games from the sidelines. 

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