Shillingford banned by CWI for illegal action

Former West Indies test spinner Shane Shillingford has been reportedly suspended by Cricket West Indies (CWI) for an illegal action. Shiilingford was reported following the Windward Islands’ Volcanoes' first-round match against Guyana Jaguars in St Lucia.

Video footage was subsequently sent to England for analysis, confirming the suspicion of match officials. It’s understood that the two deliveries from Shillingford which came under the spotlight were his faster ball and the doosra. CWI is yet to make a statement on the matter but Shillingford was not named in the Volcanoes 13-man squad to face Jamaica Scorpions at Sabina Park.

It’s not the first time Shillingford has found himself in trouble with officials over his action. Infact, he only resumed bowling in 2014 after being slapped with an international cricket council ban for an illegal action. Shillingford is the region's leading spinner with 572 wickets from 128 first-class matches and 106 wickets from 69 List A matches.

He has taken 70 wickets from 16 tests but played his last test five years ago against New Zealand in Bridgetown. 
Last season, he snatched 38 wickets from nine matches for the Volcanoes in the first class championship.



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