If bad things happen in threes, Aaron Phangiso has reached his allowance.
The left-arm spinner was on Thursday morning reported for a suspected illegal bowling action during the Momentum One-Day Cup qualifier at the Wanderers on Wednesday evening.
The Highveld Lions tweaker took 2/38 against the Warriors to help his side secure a place in the final of the competition against the Cape Cobras at Newlands on Sunday.
But of greater concern for the spinner is that he’s also part of the Proteas squad for the ICC World T20 in India next month although the release sent out by Cricket South Africa does state that Phangiso can bowl until testing has been concluded.
“Phangiso’s action will now be scrutinised further in accordance with the CSA regulations for the review of bowlers reported with suspected illegal bowling actions,” the release said.
“He is required to undergo independent analysis by a member of the ICC panel of human movement specialists and is permitted to continue bowling until the results of the testing are known,” it added.
It’s the second time this week that Phangiso has been the topic of news after he was caught on television performing and imitation of snorting a drug on the sidelines of South Africa’s T20 international against England at the Wanderers on Sunday.
The 32-year-old was also sanctioned for an incident towards the end of last year when returning home from South Africa’s successful one-day international tour of India after he was barred from boarding a flight from Dubai for being unruly, as a result of drinking on the flight from Mumbai to the United Arab Emirates.