Bowling suspension for Shillingford for illegal action

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    Windward Volcanoes off-spinner Shane Shillingford has been suspended from bowling in regional matches will immediate effect, for an illegal bowling action.

    He was reported during the first-round match against Guyana Jaguars in the West Indies Championship, which Volcanoes lost by 125 runs.

    According to Cricket West Indies, an independent assessment has since found that Shillingford’s deliveries exceeded the 15 degrees level of tolerance permitted under playing regulations

    Shillingford will remain suspended until his action is found to be legal, either by an opinion report from Loughborough University or by an independent analysis from an accredited testing.

    The CWI says 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.

    This is the third time Shillingford’s bowling action has come under scrutiny.

    He was suspended from bowling in ICC games in December 2010 after independent tests in Perth, but was cleared in June 2011.

    In 2013, he was suspended during the tour of New Zealand, after his doosra and conventional offspin were found to have breached the limit laid down by ICC.

    Testing at the University of Western Australia later cleared his off-spin and straighter ball, however his doosra remained illegal.