The International Cricket Council (ICC) Monday deemed the bowling action of West Indies’ off-spinner Shane Shillingford illegal and suspended him from bowling in international cricket.


The independent biomechanical analysis revealed that for both his standard off-break delivery and his doosra, the amount of elbow extension in his bowling action exceeded the 15 degrees’ level of tolerance permitted under the ICC regulations, in an IANS repor.


“He is suspended from bowling in international cricket until such time that he has submitted to a fresh analysis, which concludes that he has remedied his bowling action,” said the ICC in a statement.