AARON Phangiso is going to the World T20 after having his bowling action cleared.
The independent re-assessment of the bowling action of the Proteas left-arm spinner has found that his action for all deliveries is within the parameters as laid down by the ICC regulations, and his suspension from bowling in CSA competitions was lifted late on Tuesday night.
And the 32-year-old says he is very relieved to have corrected his technique and to be taking part in the tournament in India.
Phangiso will join the Proteas on their flight to Mumbai today.
He says: “It’s a huge relief to be cleared and to have my bowling action passed, it has been a tough and challenging few weeks for me.
“Many thanks to Cricket South Africa and the Proteas management for their support and for giving me the best opportunity of making it to India for the ICC World T20.
“In saying that, I’d really like to use the next few days ahead of the tournament to gain playing confidence, especially with some of the technical adjustments we have made to my action.
“My focus is on the World Cup and I’d really like to head into the competition with good form and confidence.”
Proteas head coach, Russell Domingo, outlined the plan for Phangiso at the World T20.
He says: “We are really happy and relieved that Aaron has passed his re-test and he can now ready himself for the big tournament ahead.
“I said at the beginning of the series that we wanted to give everyone in the squad an opportunity to play.
“And while it is tempting to play him [last night], both Aaron and I feel it’s best that he takes a little more time to work on and gain confidence with his new adjustments.
“We have an important few weeks coming up in India so it’s going to be important to have him in the right frame of mind both mentally and physically.”