Dubai, Oct 9: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has banned two more offspinners from bowling due to illegal actions.
"The International Cricket Council today confirmed that an independent analysis has found the bowling actions of Bangladesh's Sohag Gazi and Zimbabwe's Prosper Utseya to be illegal and, as such, both off-spinners have been suspended from bowling in international cricket with immediate effect," ICC said in a media statemetn last night (October 8).
Recently, Pakistan's offspinner Saeed Ajmal was banned while during the Champions League T20 (CLT20) in India, umpires suspended West Indies' Sunil Narine from bowling due to illegal bowling action.
The analysis on Gazi and Utseya revealed that all of their deliveries exceeded the 15 degrees level of tolerance permitted under the regulations, ICC added.
Gazi was reported after the second One-Day International match against West Indies in St. George's in August, while Utseya was reported after the third One-Day International against South Africa in Bulawayo that same month.
Both players can apply for a re-assessment after modifying their bowling actions in accordance with clause 2.4 of the Regulations for the Review of Bowlers Reported with Suspected Illegal Bowling Actions.
The analysis was performed on 19 September by the ICC's accredited team of Human Movement Specialists using the Cardiff Metropolitan University.