SYDNEY: Former South Africa allrounder Johan Botha has been ordered to undergo biomechanical testing again after once again being cited for a suspect bowling action, Cricket Australia said yesterday.
The 31-year-old South Australia captain will still be eligible to play and bowl but would face suspension if the analysis proves his action is illegal.
Cricket Australia said that three umpires in a match must agree on a suspect bowling delivery, but it did not say in which game Botha had been reported.
South Australia have played one domestic one-day cup match this season, a six-wicket loss to Victoria on Friday in which the offspinner bowled nine overs.
“Under CA’s Doubtful Bowling Action Procedure, a bowler must undergo testing after a single mention for a suspected illegal bowling action in an interstate season,” CA said in a statement. “CA’s policy requires cited bowlers to undergo testing within 14 days of being notified.” REUTERS