Kyle Phillip, a fast bowler from the United States, has been suspended from bowling with immediate effect. Phillip, 26, was reported with a suspicious action following the United States' defeat to the West Indies on the first day of the World Cup Qualifiers in Harare, where he delivered figures of 3 for 56. His ban comes at a time when the USA camp is dealing with a virus outbreak, with the majority of the squad either sick or recovering.
Phillip went on to play in the USA's second ODI against Nepal before the event panel ruled that his bowling motion was prohibited under Article 6.7 of the regulations. Phillip's suspension from international cricket will remain in effect until his actions are assessed by the ICC's expert panel or an ICC-approved testing facility.
Phillip's bowling suspension would cast more doubt on his participation in the maiden season of Major League Cricket (MLC), which is set to begin on July 13. Phillip was selected as the eighth pick (USD 10,000) by MI New York in the domestic player draught.