Shillingford gets suspect action call

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Published: Sunday, November 21, 2010, 11:47 [IST]
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Shillingford gets suspect action call

There is bad news for West Indies off-spinner Shane Shillingford. He has been called for a suspected illegal bowling action after his side's first Test against Sri Lanka at Galle. A special testing session will be conducted for him within 21 days.

Shillingford will have to have to appear for an independent analysis of his bowling action, which will be conducted by a member of the ICC panel of human movementy specialists within three weeks. If it is indeed found that he has been bowling with an illegal action, he will be suspended from bowling in international cricket until he undertakes carrective action and is reassessed.

However, until the West Indies Cricket Board gets a report of the assessment, Shillingford will be permitted to bowl in international matches and will be available for section ahead of the second Test against Sri Lanka which starts on Nov 23 in Colombo.

Shillingford, notched up figures of 4 for 123 and 1 for 79 in Galle and was reported by on-field umpires Steve Davis and Richard Kettleborough, along with third umpire Asad Rauf and fourth umpire Tyron Wijewardene. The umpires' report cited worries over the straightening of Shillingford's arm while he bowled some balls.


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