Thursday 31 March 2011 

Shillingford Making Good Progress - WICB

West Indian off-spinner Shane Shillingford is making good progress towards a return to playing cricket again with a remodelled action, the West Indies Cricket Board report.

Shillingford, who has played five Tests, was reported and subsequently banned for bowling with an illegal action in December 2010 during a Test series in Sri Lanka.

He has now undergone several sessions under the supervision of coaches, learning a new action and run-up.

"A lot of work has been done with him," WICB chief executive Ernest Hilaire told reporters in Antigua.

"He has been at the HPC learning a new action and a new run-up. He has been video-taped regularly, assessed, analysed and he has one more session before he can actually participate in a match. Of course, once the umpires are satisfied with what they see, we will apply at the ICC for a review for him to re-enter international cricket.

"He has been very committed, very dedicated. His personal coach from Dominica has also been with him to the HPC to see the programme to go back Dominica and help him to implement the remedial work. Thomas Kentish, the former Windward Islands and Combined Islands spinner has been doing a lot of work with him and we are very happy with the kind of work Shane has put in as he tries to make a return to international cricket."

make the West Indies a 14/1 shot to win the 2012 ICC World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka.

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