15 Apr 2009

Botha reported for suspected illegal action

6:19 am on 15 April 2009

The International Cricket Council has confirmed that South Africa's off-spin bowler Johan Botha has been reported again for a suspected illegal bowling action.

The two on-field umpires, Brian Jerling and Asokade Silva, along with third umpire Rudi Koertzen.

lodged the report yesterday after the fourth one day match against Australia in Port Elizabeth.

The umpires' report cited concern over two types of delivery, Botha's quicker ball and his "doosra", a delivery which turns from the leg rather than the off stump.

Botha was reported in January 2006 after thethird Test against Australia in Sydney and was suspended a month larter when testing confirmed officials' suspicions.

He then underwent remedial action, was re-tested, his action at that time was found to be legal and he was able to resume playing international cricket.