ICC bans bowler playing WC Qualifier
The bowler took 3 wickets in the first match against West Indies
New Delhi. America’s 26-year-old fast bowler Kyle Phillip has been banned from bowling in international cricket. The ICC has found his bowling action illegal. Philip is part of the US team in the World Cup qualifiers being played in Zimbabwe. He was born in Trinidad and came to America years ago for cricket.
Kyle Phillip bowled brilliantly against the West Indies in the first match of the tournament and took 3 wickets for 56 runs in 9.3 overs. He dismissed Kyle Myers, Jason Holder and Alzarri Joseph. However, America had to face defeat in this match. It was only after this match that the match officials complained about Phillip’s action and the ICC event panel later agreed that Phillip’s action was illegal.
According to Article 6.7 of the ICC regarding illegal bowling action, Kyle Phillip is immediately fined for bowling in international cricket. This suspension will continue until his bowling action is re-evaluated and it is not clear that his bowling action is legal.
Let us tell you that America has lost its first three matches in the Cricket World Cup qualifiers. A day earlier, in a match played in Harare, Netherlands defeated America by 5 wickets. After this defeat, they are at the bottom of Group-A. America has to play its final group match against Zimbabwe on Monday.
FIRST PUBLISHED : June 23, 2023, 07:11 IST