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ICC U-19 World Cup: Zimbabwe spinner Victor Chirwa suspended from bowling in international cricket

Chirwa was reported by the match officials during Zimbabwe’s match against Papua New Guinea on Saturday.

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Updated - 20 January 2022 1:52 pm

Zimbabwe’s Victor Chirwa has been suspended from bowling in international cricket with immediate effect after the Event Panel of the ICC Under-19 Men’s Cricket World Cup confirmed that he uses an illegal bowling action. The Event Panel comprised members of the ICC Panel of Human Movement Specialists.

Chirwa was reported by the match officials during Zimbabwe’s match against Papua New Guinea on Saturday. Video footage of him bowling in the event was shared with the Event Panel for review.

The Event Panel concluded that Chirwa employed an illegal bowling action and, as such, in accordance with Article 6.7 of the regulations, he is immediately suspended from bowling in international cricket.

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