Kyle Phillip, a fast bowler for the United States, has been immediately suspended from bowling. After the USA’s loss against the West Indies on the first day of the World Cup Qualifiers in Harare, where he recorded 3 for 56, Phillip, 26, was reportedly acting suspiciously. The timing of his ban coincides with an outbreak of the virus that has the majority of the USA squad either sick or recovering.
Phillip played in the second One-Day International against the USA and Nepal before the event panel ruled that his bowling motion violated Article 6.7 of the rules. Until his action is examined by the ICC’s expert panel or a testing facility that has been approved by the ICC, Phillip will remain prohibited from bowling in international cricket.
With his bowling privileges suspended, Phillip’s participation in the Major League Cricket (MLC) season that debuts on July 13 would be much more in doubt. In the domestic player draught, MI New York selected Phillip with the eighth overall pick ($10,000).