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ICC suspended Rwanda’s Geovanis Uwase for illegal bowling action

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Geovanis Uwase

The Rwanda fast bowler, Geovanis Uwase has been suspended by ICC from bowling in international cricket with immediate effect after her action was found illegal at Under-19 Women’s T20 World Cup. The decision was taken by the Event Panel, which comprises members of the ICC Panel of Human Movement Specialists. Uwase was reported by the match officials during Rwanda’s match against Pakistan on January 15, with footage captured during their match against Zimbabwe on January 17 shared with the Event Panel for review.

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Uwase’s suspension will remain in place until Uwase undergoes a reassessment that confirms her elbow extension is within the permissible limit. Rwanda are currently second in their group with one win and one loss from two games, and are well-placed to qualify for Super Sixes. In their last match of the first round, they will face table-toppers England in Potchefstroom.

According to the ICC regulations,

A bowling action is deemed illegal if a bowler’s elbow extension exceeds 15 degrees, measured from the point at which the bowling arm reaches the horizontal until the point at which the ball is released. Any elbow hyperextension is discounted for the purposes of determining an illegal bowling action.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams: 

  • ICC Founded: 15 June 1909;
  • ICC Chairman: Greg Barclay;
  • ICC CEO: Geoff Allardice;
  • ICC Headquarters: Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

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