West Indian off-spinner Shane Shillingford's bowling action has been reported following the opening Test against Sri Lanka in Galle.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) have confirmed that umpires Steve Davis, Richard Kettleborough, Asad Rauf and Tyron Wijewardene reported the player for a suspected illegal bowling action.
Shillingford, who made his international debut against South Africa earlier this year, picked up five wickets in the match, which ended as a draw.
An ICC statement confirmed:
"Shillingford’s bowling action will now be scrutinised further under the ICC process relating to Tests, ODIs and T20Is. Clause 2.2 the ICC regulations provides as follows:
"The player is required to submit to an independent analysis of his bowling action which will be conducted by a member of the ICC panel of human movement specialists;
"This analysis and report must take place within 21 days of the report being received by the WICB;
"If the player is found to have bowled with an illegal action during the independent analysis then he will be suspended from bowling in international cricket until he undertakes remedial action and is reassessed;
"Subject to the provisions of paragraph 2.2.8 of the regulation, throughout the period up to the date of receipt by the player’s home board of the independent assessment, the player shall be permitted to continue bowling in international cricket. At any time throughout this period the player is subject to being called on the field by the umpire(s) in accordance with Law 24.2 and the consequences of such Law must apply. During this period a further match officials’ report will, however, have no consequence."
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