New Zealand captain Kane Williamson, who bowls right-arm off-spin, was on Friday cleared to bowl in international cricket, the ICC confirmed.
“The International Cricket Council today confirmed that the bowling action of New Zealand captain Kane Williamson has been found to be legal, and he can continue bowling in international cricket,” the ICC said in a statement.
Notably, Williamson was reported for a suspected illegal bowling action during the first Test against Sri Lanka played in Galle from 14 to 18 August. After that the Kiwi underwent a bowling assessment in Loughborough on October 11 and his action was found to be legal by the ICC.
As per a Cricbuzz report, he has now been cleared after his deliveries during the assessment were within the 15-degree level of tolerance permitted under the ICC Illegal Bowling Regulations.
Talking about Williamson’s bowling action, he had earlier been suspended from bowling in international cricket in July 2014. He was allowed to resume bowling in December 2014 following remedial work and reassessment.
In 149 ODIs and 74 Tests, Williamson has taken 37 and 29 wickets, respectively. He also has 6 wickets against his name in 57 T20I matches.