Dubai, July 23: New Zealand's part-time offspinner Kane Williamson has been suspended from bowling in international cricket after his bowling action was found to be illegal.
"The International Cricket Council today confirmed that an independent analysis has found the bowling action of New Zealand off-spinner Kane Williamson to be illegal and, as such, the player has been suspended from bowling in international cricket with immediate effect," a media release from ICC said on Tuesday.
The analysis revealed that most of his deliveries exceeded the 15 degrees level of tolerance permitted under the regulations. The 23-year-old Williamson, a specialist batsman, bowls occasional offspin. He has 24 wickets in 34 Tests and 23 scalps in 54 ODIs.
Williamson, who was reported after the Test match against the West Indies in Trinidad last month, can apply for re-assessment after he has modified his bowling action.
The analysis was performed at the Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cardiff School of Sport, Cardiff, on 9 July.