HARARE – Prosper Utseya is confident of revising his action and quickly bouncing back to international cricket, Zimbabwe Cricket managing director Wilfred Mukondiwa said yesterday.
Utseya was on Wednesday suspended with immediate effect from bowling in international cricket by the International Cricket Council (ICC) after an independent analysis found their actions to be illegal.
The analysis revealed that all of his deliveries exceeded the 15 degrees level of tolerance permitted under ICC regulations.
Mukondiwa met Utseya yesterday morning as well as the senior national team technical staff in a bid to find the relevant technical expertise to work with Utseya to modify his action in the shortest possible time.
This would be followed by an application to the ICC for re-assessment.
“The player is confident, we are all confident that this is just a phase,” Mukondiwa said yesterday.
“And that’s why we have been in contact with our South African friends this morning. Everything all depends on the player, he has our full support.”
After the news broke out on Wednesday night, ZC released a statement saying they will do everything in their power to ensure Utseya bounces back.
“Zimbabwe Cricket is now looking for the relevant technical expertise to work with Utseya to modify his action in the shortest possible time, after which an application will be made to the ICC for his re-assessment,” read the statement.