Uganda’s Afridi to undergo review process

By David Okello

MirrorSportAfrica, Kampala

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has said suspended Ugandan player Irfan Afridi will have to under go a review process before he is cleared to play in International events.

Last month the ICC suspended Afridi for illegal bowling during the ICC WCL Division Three in Oman. The ICC made video analysis and reportedly found Afridi’s bowling illegal.

“The ICC has told us that Afridi’s bowling will have to be reviewed by the technical people at one of the ICC approved testing centres around the world before the player is cleared,” Martin Ondeko, the Chief Executive Officer of the Uganda Cricket Association (UCA)

“We have also written to ICC to advise us on where we can send our player for review and the costs involved. It is a process and we shall help the player to be reviewed by the experts,” added Ondeko.

As per the ICC Regulations for the review of bowlers, in-case of suspected Illegal bowling, a video footage is supposed to be analysed before action is taken and if a bowler is suspended must under go review.

Ondeko said the only ICC approved bowling testing centre in Africa is found in South Africa, while the rest are in England and Australia among others.


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