Raisibe Ntozakhe cleared to bowl in international cricket

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Raisibe Ntozakhe cleared to bowl in international cricket

Raisibe Ntozakhe in action for South Africa. © Getty Images

Raisibe Ntozakhe, South Africa off-spinner, has been cleared to bowl in international cricket by the ICC after her remedial work. She was suspended from bowling after her action was found illegal in October 2018.

“Ntozakhe's remodelled bowling action was assessed at the University of Pretoria on 10 September, where it was revealed that the amount of elbow extension was within the 15-degree level of tolerance permitted under the ICC Illegal Bowling Regulations,” the ICC said in a release.

“Match officials may still report Ntozakhe if they believe she is displaying a suspect action and not reproducing the legal action from the reassessment. To assist the match officials, they will be provided with the report, images and video footage of the bowler's legal bowling action.”

Ntozakhe was selected in West Indies’ T20 World Cup squad in 2018 before her action was reported. It was found that all her deliveries exceeded the 15-degree level that is accepted under the regulations. Ntozakhe was then replaced by Yolani Fourie.