West Indies back banned Shillingford to return

MIAMI, (Reuters) – The West Indies Cricket Board has  given its backing to suspended off-spinner Shane Shillingford  and said it expects him to bounce back.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) ruled on Tuesday  that Shillingford’s bowling action was “illegal” and suspended  him from the game until his action was modified.

Shane Shillingford
Shane Shillingford

“The WICB has received the report on Shane’s action and will  consult with experts and formulate a suitable plan of action and  hopefully he can continue his international career in the  shortest possible time,” West Indies Cricket Board CEO Ernest  Hilaire said in a statement.
“The WICB and the Team Management Unit remain confident in  his ability to perform at the highest level and see this latest  development as a challenge which has been placed before him,”  Hilaire added.
“Shane is a tough cricketer who arrived on the international  stage via the difficult route after years of toil on the  regional circuit, we have no doubt that he will emerge from this  test of his character,” he said.
The 27-year-old from Dominica has played five test matches  but is yet to debut in one-day internationals.
Shillingford can appeal to the ICC’s Bowling Review Group  against the finding of the independent analysis.

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