Sohag Gazi & Prosper Utseya banned from bowling by ICC
Bangladesh's Sohag Gazi and Zimbabwe's Prosper Utseya have both been suspended from bowling in international cricket.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) ruled that the duo, both off-spinners, exceeded the 15-degree limit of arm extension in their bowling actions.
Gazi, 23, and Utseya, 29, both had their actions reported in August.
In an apparent ICC crackdown, three other off-spinners have been banned for illegal actions this year, most notably Pakistan's Saeed Ajmal.
Meanwhile, Gazi's Bangladesh team-mate Al-Amin Hossain, a seamer, was reported to the ICC last month and must submit to independent analysis.
Several bowlers, including West Indies off-spinner Sunil Narine, were reported during the recent Champions League T20 competition, which is administered by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
However that only bars Narine and others from bowling in BCCI-run tournaments such as the Indian Premier League.
Players suspended from bowling by the ICC are permitted to apply for reassessment after modifying their actions.
|Off-spinners under ICC scrutiny|
|Marlon Samuels||West Indies||Reported in November 2013; cleared in December 2013 (but banned from bowling quicker deliveries)|
|Shane Shillingford||West Indies||Reported in November 2013; suspended in December 2013; cleared to return in March (but banned from bowling doosra)|
|Sachithra Senanayake||Sri Lanka||Reported in June; suspended in July|
|Kane Williamson||New Zealand||Reported in June; suspended in July|
|Saeed Ajmal||Pakistan||Reported in August; suspended in September|
|Prosper Utseya||Zimbabwe||Reported in August; suspended in October|
|Sohag Gazi||Bangladesh||Reported in August; suspended in October|