The International Cricket Council (ICC) on 16 December 2013 suspended Shane Shillingford, the West Indies offspinner, from bowling in international cricket after his action was found illegal.
Another West Indies cricketer Marlon Samuels, who is a part-time offspinner, also has been prohibited from bowling quicker deliveries in international cricket. Both the players were reported for suspect action on 16 November 2013, during the second Test against India in Mumbai. They underwent biomechanical analysis in Perth on 29 November 2013.
An ICC statement stated that an independent biomechanical analysis had revealed that for both Shillingford's standard off-break delivery and his doosra, the amount of elbow extension in his bowling action exceeded the 15 degrees' level of tolerance permitted under the ICC regulations. Shane Shillingford will remain suspended until he submits a fresh analysis that proves his action has been corrected.
Shane Shillingford had earlier been suspended from bowling in international cricket in December 2010, a month after being reported for a suspect bowling action on West Indies' tour of Sri Lanka. He underwent remedial action on his bowling and was cleared by the ICC in June 2011.
Shane Shillingford, (born 22 February 1983) is a West Indian cricketer who plays first-class and List A cricket for the West Indies cricket team. He played 14 Tests (debut 2010, 65 wickets).
About International Cricket Council (ICC)
• The International Cricket Council (ICC) is the global governing body for international cricket, encompassing men's, women's and youth participation and competition.
• ICC was founded as the Imperial Cricket Conference in 1909 by representatives from England, Australia and South Africa.
• ICC is responsible for the administration of men's and women's cricket including the management of playing conditions and officials for Test Match and One-Day International (ODI) cricket and the staging of international cricket events for men, women and juniors.
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