West Indies spinner Shane Shillingford has been reported for a suspected illegal bowling action following the opening Test against Sri Lanka, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Saturday.

Off-spinner Shillingford, playing only his fourth Test, bagged five wickets in the first match, which ended in a draw in Galle.

The umpires' report has cited concern over the straightening of Shillingford's arm while bowling some deliveries to the degree that may constitute an illegal action, according to an ICC press release.

The spinner will now have to submit to an independent analysis of his bowling action, which will be conducted by a member of the ICC panel of human movement specialists. — AFP

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