ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier, International

USA’s fast bowler suspended for illegal action

Kyle Phillip, the fast bowler from the USA, has been suspended from bowling in international cricket with immediate effect after his bowling action was found to be illegal. International Cricket Council (ICC)’s event panel found his bowling to be illegal.

After reviewing the footage of Phillips’s action, the event panel concluded the bowling action was illegal and suspended him following Article 6.7 of the ICC’s regulations for the review of suspect bowling actions.

The suspension imposed on Kyle Phillip will remain in force until he undergoes a reassessment of his bowling action, which must result in a determination that his action is legal within the framework of the regulations.

After the USA’s first match of the World Cup Qualifier against West Indies in Harare on June 18, Kyle Phillip’s bowling action was reported by the match officials. He ended with figures of 3 for 56 in USA’s 39-run loss and also played in USA’s match against Nepal on January 20. However, Phillip did not participate in USA’s subsequent match against the Netherlands on Thursday, as their key bowler Ali Khan returned from a two-match suspension for an ICC code-of-conduct violation.

The 26-year-old pacer has picked up six wickets from five matches. The USA are already out of the Super Six race, having lost three matches in a row.

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