Shane Shillingford was expected to be the star spinner of Windies across the formats. However, unfortunately, his action was found to be illegal, which saw a U-turn in his cricketing career. After being out from the national team, now, he has been suspended from bowling in the domestic cricket as well.
An independent assessment found his action to be illegal. The assessment revealed that Shillingford’s deliveries exceeded the 15 degrees limit, which isn’t permitted under playing regulations.
Shane Shillingford can apply for a reassessment:
As per the reports on ESPN Cricinfo, it is learnt that Shane Shillingford can apply for a reassessment after modifying his bowling action in accordance with the regulations, either by an opinion report from Loughborough University or by independent analysis from an accredited testing centre.
This isn’t the first time for Shillingford to be suspended from the game. He was reported in November 2010 and resumed bowling in June 2011, and then in 2013 was suspended again when on tour with West Indies in New Zealand.
Ahead of reporting to be an illegal action, he finished with match figures of 5 for 115 in Windward Islands’ 125-run loss to Guyana. In another match, Shane Shillingford picked up 12 wickets to hand the Windward Islands a 76-run win against Trinidad and Tobago.
Coming to his career stats, Shane Shillingford, so far, featuring for his country in 16 Test matches before being suspended. He bagged 70 wickets at an average of 34. Shane also got 6-five-wicket hauls to his name in those 16 matches.
In a statement, Cricket Windies revealed that he will remain suspended until his action is found to be legal. He is expected to undergo remedial work supervised by the Windward Islands franchise.
Earlier, when he underwent the Testing, his straighter balls and off-spin delivers are very much in the legal rules. But, unfortunately, his primary weapon, Doosra isn’t within the limits, which was asked to remodel.