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West Indies Shillingford and Samuels banned to bowl

International Cricket Council (ICC) has suspended West Indies off spinner Shane Shillingford from bowling in international cricket matches. ICC decided to ban Shillingford after his action was found illegal.


Likewise ICC has also prohibited West Indies part time off spinner Marlon Samuels to bowl quicker deliveries in international cricket.


Both Shillingford and Samuels were reported for suspect of action on November 16 during the second test match against India in Mumbai.


They both underwent biomechanical analysis in Australia on November 29 before they head towards New Zealand for New Zealand and West Indies test match series starts.


According to statement from ICC the amount of extension of Shillingford exceed the 15 degree level that ICC permitted in their regulations.


In case of Samuel his off spin delivery was legal but in case of quicker delivery the level of tolerance exceeds.


Shillingford was earlier banned from bowling in international cricket in December 2010 and after he went remedial action on his bowling was cleared by ICC in June 2011.

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