Monday 11 July 2011 

Warwickshire Get Behind Banned Spinner Holmes

Warwickshire Get Behind Banned Spinner Holmes
Warwickshire Get Behind Banned Spinner Holmes
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Warwickshire have pledged their full support for off-spinner Maurice Holmes, who has been banned from bowling following independent analysis of his bowling action.

In a statement released by the club, they have called the decision of the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) disappointing.

"Warwickshire County Cricket Club was recently advised that following an independent analysis of his bowling his action under the scrutiny of the ECB Warwickshire’s Maurice Holmes has been suspended from bowling in county cricke," the statement read.

"This decision is disappointing news to the Club who have pledged their full support to seeking a satisfactory outcome and a full return to competitive cricket for this promising 21-year-old right arm spinner. 
 
Ashley Giles, Warwickshire’s Director of Cricket, added: "Maurice has an unusual action and has often been the focus of attention, but there is a strong belief that further analysis which will be conducted over the next few weeks, will show that there is nothing illegal with his delivery and that he will be able to return to first class cricket. We will be doing everything to assist Maurice in his endeavours."

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