Shane Shillingford gutted by ban for illegal bowling action, says coach Ottis Gibson

Off-spinner Shane Shillingford was reported for a suspect action during West Indies' tour of India and was later banned from bowling in international cricket based on reports by an independent biomechanical analysis.

updated: December 17, 2013 14:24 IST
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West Indies spinner Shane Shillingford is "gutted" at being banned for using an illegal bowling action but hopes to return to international cricket soon, national coach Ottis Gibson said in New Zealand on Tuesday.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced late Monday that Shillingford had been banned indefinitely after an independent biomechanical analysis showed his action was illegal.

The tests also found Shillingford's team-mate, Marlon Samuels, was delivering an illegal quicker ball, although his standard off-break delivery was within the rules.

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