West Indies news June 4, 2011

Shane Shillingford cleared to resume bowling

ESPNcricinfo staff

Shane Shillingford, the West Indies offspinner, has been cleared by the ICC to resume bowling at international level after undergoing remedial work on an illegal action. The ICC notified the WICB of the clearance following a biomechanical bowling analysis conducted by a research team at the University of Western Australia on May 25.

"I am extremely happy that I have been cleared to continue playing international cricket," Shillingford said. "It has been what I always wanted to do and having to overcome this hurdle has made me stronger and more determined to succeed.

"I put in a lot of hard work over the past few months and I must thank the West Indies Cricket Board for the support and particularly the Sagicor High Performance Centre where the majority of the work was done."

Shillingford had been reported for a suspect action after the first Test in Sri Lanka in November 2010. The umpires' report had cited concern over the straightening of Shillingford's arm while he bowled some deliveries. The ICC had then confirmed the illegality of the action after independent tests in Perth.

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