Shillingford Allowed To Bowl Again

Shane Shillingford
Shane Shillingford is free to resume bowling again although he will not bowl his doosra, which remains an illegal delivery
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West Indies off-spinner Shane Shillingford will be allowed to bowl in international cricket after an independent test has found his bowling action to be legal.

Shillingford was reported and subsequently banned from bowling after the West Indies toured India in November.

He has since undergone remedial work on his action and passed an independent test on his off-break and arm balls.

International Cricket Council regulations allow no more than 15 degrees of elbow extension.

However, his doosra does not pass the same test and he will not be allowed to bowl it, Shillingford confirming to the ICC that he will not do so.

He was reported at the end of the second day's play during the second and final Test in Mumbai and was tested on 29th November at the University of Western Australia.

All of his deliveries - off-break, arm ball and doosra - were deemed to be illegal and he was banned from bowling.

It was the second time that he had been banned. He was first banned between November 2010 and June 2011.

He has played 14 Tests for the West Indies, taking 65 wickets at an average of 32.32 with six five-wicket hauls.

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