South Africa spinner Phangiso reported for suspect action


Aaron Phangiso's place in South Africa's squad for the World Twenty20 could be in jeopardy after he was reported for a suspect action.

The left-arm orthodox spinner is part of the Proteas' party for the World T20, which starts in India next month, primarily as a back-up to Imran Tahir.

However, Cricket South Africa (CSA) confirmed that Phangiso has been reported for a suspected illegal action during the Lions' Momentum One-Day Cup semi-final win over Warriors on Wednesday.

"Phangiso's action will now be scrutinised further in accordance with the CSA regulations," a CSA statement read.

"He is required to undergo independent analysis by a member of the ICC panel of human movement specialists and is permitted to continue bowling until the results of the testing are known."

Phangiso will hope to receive clearance before South Africa's T20 match against England in Mumbai on March 18.

The 32-year-old made headlines in January when it emerged he was banned from boarding a flight for being drunk and disorderly last October, while this week he apologised after being caught on camera imitating snorting drugs while in South Africa's dugout for the second T20 international against England on Sunday.

Phangiso has played 16 one-day internationals and nine T20s for the Proteas.