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Johan Botha to undergo tests on suspicious bowling action

Botha in action. (©GettyImages)
Botha in action. (©GettyImages).

Former South African bowling all-rounder Johan Botha has once again found his bowling action under suspicion, reports ESPN.

This is the third time he has been asked to undergo a test for his action.

The South Australian skipper has been asked to undergo a biomechanical testing.

He will still be eligible to play and bowl but may be handed a suspension if the Cricket Australia (CA) analysis proves his action is illegal.

In a statement released by Cricket Australia: "Under CA's Doubtful Bowling Action Procedure, a bowler must undergo testing after a single mention for a suspected illegal bowling action in an interstate season," CA said in a statement.

"CA's policy requires cited bowlers to undergo testing within 14 days of being notified."

Botha was previously banned from bowling in 2006 by ICC and once again found himself in trouble in 2009. His 'doosra' was termed illegal but his other balls were legal.

In a statement in support of Johan Botha, the South Australia Cricket said: "We acknowledge that there is a process to be undertaken and the SACA will support Johan and work with him through this process," SACA's director of cricket Jamie Cox told their official website.

"Johan will continue to lead our team in this week's one-day cup fixtures."

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