West Indies off-spinners Shane Shillingford and Marlon Samuels have been reported for suspected illegal bowling actions. The two, reported during the second Test against India here, must undergo testing within 21 days, said a press release from the International Cricket Council.
Samuels and Shillingford were reported at the end of the second day’s play on Friday by on-field umpires Richard Kettleborough and Nigel Llong.
The umpires’ reports have cited concerns over the two bowlers’ bowling actions, with particular references to Samuels’ “quicker deliveries” and Shillingford’s “doosras”, the release added.
Samuels’ and Shillingford’s bowling actions will now be scrutinised further under the ICC process relating to bowlers reported in Tests, ODIs and T20Is.
Until the independent assessments are received, the players shall be permitted to continue bowling in international cricket.
According to the ICC communication, 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.