Geovanis Uwase of Rwanda suspended for illegal bowling action

Geovanis Uwase of Rwanda suspended for illegal bowling action

Geovanis Uwase, the speedy Rwandan player, has been suspended from playing international cricket with immediate effect after her action was ruled illegal at the Under-19 Women’s T20 World Cup. The decision was made by the Events Panel, which includes members of the ICC’s Human Movement Specialist Panel.
Uwase was reported by match officials during the Rwanda game against pakistan on January 15, with footage captured during their match against Zimbabwe January 17 shared with the event committee for review.

“The evaluation was made in accordance with clauses 3.5 and 4.7 of the ICC Illegal Bowling Rules,” an ICC statement said. “The Event Committee has found that Uwase used an illegal bowling action and as such, in accordance with the regulations, she is immediately suspended from bowling in international cricket.”

According to ICC rules, a bowling action is considered illegal if a bowler’s elbow extension exceeds 15 degrees, measured from the point at which the bowling arm reaches the horizontal to the point at which the ball is released. Any hyperextension of the elbow is disregarded for purposes of determining an illegal bowling action.

Uwase’s suspension will remain in place until Uwase undergoes a reassessment which confirms his elbow extension is within the allowable limit.

Rwanda are currently second in their group with one win and one loss from two games, and are well placed to qualify for the Super Six. In their last game of the first round, they will face England at Potchefstroom.

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