Windward Islands Volcanoes off-spinner Shane Shillingford suspended from bowling for alleged illegal bowling action
Cricket West Indies has confirmed that an independent assessment has found the bowling action of Windward Islands Volcanoes off-spinner Shane Shillingford of Dominica to be illegal, and he has been suspended with immediate effect. That decision was announced last week.
The assessment revealed that Shillingford’s deliveries exceeded the 15 degrees level of tolerance permitted under playing regulations.
Shillingford will remain suspended until such time as his action is found to be legal, either by an opinion report from Loughborough University or by an independent analysis from an accredited testing centre. The testing centre must be in accordance with the CWI Regulations for Dealing with Suspected Illegal Bowling Actions.
He is expected to undergo remedial work supervised by the Volcanoes franchise and can apply for a re-assessment after modifying his bowling action in accordance with the Regulations.
Shillingford was reported for an illegal bowling action during the first-round match against Guyana Jaguars in the West Indies Championship, which the Volcanoes lost by 125 runs at the Daren Sammy Cricket Ground in St. Lucia.
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