World Cup Qualifier 2023: USA fast bowler Kyle Phillip has been suspended from bowling in international cricket Because of illegal bowling Action. After The USA’s Opening Game against West Indies in the ICC ODI World Cup Qualifier 2023. The match officials reported Kyle Phillip’s action to the ICC Event Panel on 18 June.
USA lost the match against West Indies by 39 runs, and Phillip bowled a decent spell, took three wickets, and gave 56 runs. He also played against Nepal but did not play the match against the Netherlands. USA’s Ali Khan has returned to the squad after a two-match suspension for breaching the ICC code of conduct.
After reviewing footage of Phillip’s action, the ICC event panel said that the action was illegal, and they suspended him as per Article 6.7 of the ICC’s regulations. Kyle Phillip will be suspended until he changes his Bowling action and get clearance from ICC.
USA Pacer Kyle Phillip has played five ODIs and took six wickets with an average of 40.83 and an economy rate of 6.04.
ICC conduct probe on USA Pacer Kyle Phillip’s illegal action:
USA quick Kyle Phillip has been suspended from bowling in international cricket after it was deemed he used an illegal bowling action. The match Referee conducts a probe on his action after the allegation made by the opponent team on Kyle Phillip’s action.
After checking all the parameters of legal action, Match Referee found that the action of Kyle Phillip did not fulfill all the parameters of legal delivery. The bowling action of Kyle Phillip is like throwing arm action, just like throwing the ball toward the batters, but as per the ICC Legal delivery rule, the bowling action of any fast bowler should be a round arm which is natural bowling action.
Bowlers can bend their hands before releasing the ball should be around 70 degrees or more. If, in any case, the releasing angle is less than 70 degrees, then that action is called an illegal action. Governing body ICC has the power to suspend those players for a time who have committed an illegal act of bowling.
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