Tuesday 21 December 2010 

ICC Bans Shillingford Due To Illegal Bowling Action

International Cricket CouncilThe International Cricket Council (ICC) has confirmed that an independent test had found the bowling action of the West Indies off-spinner Shane Shillingford to be illegal and the player has been suspended from bowling in international cricket.

The independent analysis was performed by Prof. Bruce Elliott, member of the ICC Panel of Human Movement Specialists, at the School of Sport Science, Exercise and Health, University of Western Australia (UWA), Perth on 9th December.

The comprehensive analysis revealed that his mean elbow extension was 17 degrees which is above the permitted 15 degrees level of tolerance as per regulations.

Shillingford can apply for re-assessment of his action after he has modified his bowling action in accordance with clause 2.4 of the regulations for the review of bowlers reported with suspected illegal bowling actions.

Shillingford was reported after the end of the Galle Test against Sri Lanka last month by on-field umpires Steve Davis and Richard Kettleborough, along with TV umpire Asad Rauf, and fourth umpire Tyron Wijewardena.

The 27-year-old Dominican has taken 14 wickets in five Test matches so far along with 230 wickets in 63 first-class games.

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