Joburg Super Kings, though, have asked to have his action examined in a lab at a facility that is accredited by the ICC.
The left-arm spinner for the Joburg Super Kings and South Africa, Aaron Phangiso, has been suspended from bowling in the current SA20 with immediate effect for using an improper bowling action. On Tuesday, the Independent Bowling Action Panel affirmed that his action did not follow the rules established by the ICC.
After being asked to assess the situation, the panel—which included match referee representative Gerrie Pienaar, former South Africa seamer Vernon Philander, and CSA’s High-Performance Manager Vincent Barnes—submitted its final report on Monday.
Phangiso was reported by the authorities of the game on January 17 when Super Kings played Pretoria Capitals. Super Kings have asked to have Phangiso’s action examined in a lab at an ICC-accredited facility, according to a media statement on Tuesday. He will be permitted to resume bowling if testing conducted by the governing body demonstrates that his action was legitimate.
Phangiso has so far taken ten wickets for Super Kings in the SA20, including two four-wicket hauls, in six games. In his final game for them on Saturday, Phangiso’s team defeated Sunrisers Eastern Cape thanks to stats of 4 for 20, earning him Player of the Match honors. Super Kings are currently in fifth place in the six-team league with three victories in six games.
Aaron Phangiso has been reported for questionable bowling action twice in his career. He was originally brought to light during the Lions’ victory against the Warriors in the Momentum One Day Cup semifinal in 2016, however, after undergoing corrective measures, he was found not guilty.