Dominica Cricket Association congratulates Shane Shillingford
The Dominica Cricket Association (DCA) congratulates Shane Shillingford, following clearance from the International Cricket Council (ICC) to resume bowling at the international level.
Shillingford, the West Indies bowler who was suspended in November 2010 after his bowling action was found to be illegal got the go-ahead on Friday, May 3rd, 2011.
President of the DCA, Emmanuel Nanthan, said, “We are extremely proud of Shane. He stuck to the task at hand and put in the work necessary to correct his bowling action. He also adopted the right attitude and took the right approach to the problem. We would like to extend hearty congratulations to Shane for all his hard work and for being resolute in his bid to get over this hurdle. We are confident that he will now put this behind him and move on to greater things on the international cricket stage.”
Shillingford applied for re-assessment of his action after working tirelessly to modify it and an analysis of his bowling was conducted by a research team at the University of Western Australia on May 25th.
The clearance means that Shillingford will now be available and fit to play cricket at all levels and to play for the West Indies.
“The DCA continued to support and encourage Shane throughout the period of the ban and we are extremely grateful to Hendy Springer who coached him at the Sagicor High Performance Center in Barbados and was relentless in his quest to achieve a positive outcome from Shane’s remedial efforts. We also wish to express heartfelt thanks to Thomas Kentish who worked with Shane in Dominica to ensure that he would pass the test,” added Mr. Nanthan.