Domingo: Proteas to wait on Phangiso


South Africa coach Russell Domingo said on Tuesday that they will wait on the results of Aaron Phangiso's bowling tests before announcing a replacement for the World T20.

Phangiso was banned from bowling by the International Cricket Council after it was found that he had an illegal action after tests were conducted on Friday.

The left-arm spinner will not be available for the Proteas' first two games of their upcoming three-match series against Australia as he undergoes remedial work to rectify his action.

Eddie Leie was a strong contender for the World T20 squad before it was announced but is currently injured while Tabraiz Shamsi and Test spinner Dane Piedt could come into contention should the Proteas need a slow-bowling alternative.

Domingo said: "We had a conference call with the selectors last night and (chief selector) Linda Zondi will probably announce a replacement in the next couple of days should Phangiso not be able to go to the World Cup.

"We have put somebody on standby. He is going to put in a lot of work over these next couple of days. He has got about five or six sessions before he gets retested on Monday in Pretoria.

"Hopefully we will get a good report on Tuesday and Wednesday and he is able to join us on Thursday when we leave. We've got to try and rectify whatever we can over the next couple of days and hopefully he is deemed legal."

The 32-year-old Phangiso will remain with the squad as they prepare for the Australia series, starting in Durban on Friday, and will work with spin bowling consultant Claude Henderson and high performance manager Vincent Barnes.