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CRICKET: Samuels, Shillingford reported for suspected illegal bowling actions again

Published:Monday | November 18, 2013 | 2:25 PM

West Indies off-spinners Marlon Samuels of Jamaica and Dominican Shane Shillingford have been reported with suspected illegal bowling actions during the second Test against India, which ended in Mumbai on Saturday.

Both off-spinners have been recommended to undergo testing within 21 days.

The umpires’ reports have cited concerns over the two bowlers’ bowling actions, with particular references to Samuels’ “quicker deliveries” and Shillingford’s “doosras”.

Samuels’ and Shillingford’s bowling actions will now be scrutinised further under the International Cricket Council process.

If the players are found to have bowled with an illegal action during the independent analysis then they will be suspended from bowling in international cricket.

Until the independent assessments are received, the players shall be permitted to continue bowling in international cricket.

Both the bowlers have previously been reported and suspended from bowling in international cricket after their bowling actions were found to be illegal.

They were, however, allowed to resume bowling in international cricket after they underwent remedial work on their bowling actions and further testing.

Samuels was reported in February 2008 and resumed bowling in international cricket in September 2011, while Shillingford was reported in November 2010 and resumed bowling in June 2011.


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