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Aaron Phangiso's bowling ban set to continue following lab test

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Last updated on 02 Feb 2023 | 12:47 PM
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Aaron Phangiso's bowling ban set to continue following lab test

JSK have sought all-rounder Kyle Simmonds as a replacement for the spinner for the remainder of the tournament

Following a lab test on South Africa and Joburg Super Kings (JSK) spinner Aaron Phangiso it has been deemed that the spinner bowls with a "non-compliant-action." As a result, Phangiso's ban from bowling in competitive cricket is set to continue. The lef-arm spinner underwent a test at ICC Accredited Bowling Action Test at the University of Pretoria on January 27, which was overseen by Dr Helen Bayne, according to a media release from SA20.

"Phangiso will work through a rehabilitation process on his bowling action and the Independent Panel will determine the process regarding re-testing of the action once the rehabilitation work is complete," the release said. 

"All the various stakeholders in Phangiso’s career - Northerns Cricket Union, Cricket South Africa, the South African Cricketers’ Association, Joburg Super Kings and Betway SA20 - are aligned in their commitment to support the player in whatever manner is required, acknowledging that such a process is incredibly difficult for a player," it further added.

Brought in as a wildcard signing by JSK for the SA20, his action was reported following his side's clash against Pretoria Capitals on January 18. However, he continued to play in the tournament as the matter was still under review, but on January 27, he was banned from bowling in the tournament. 

Phangiso was in impressive form in the tournament, having picked up 10 wickets at 14.10 in six matches including best figures of 4 for 20.

JSK have sought all-rounder Kyle Simmonds as a replacement for Phangiso for the remainder of the tournament which has been approved. Simmonds, who like Phangiso is a left-arm orthodox bowler in his 20 T20 matches so far has picked up 20 wickets at an economy rate of 6.29 and with the bat has struck at a strike-rate of 121.49.

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