Singapore: West Indies off-spinner Shane Shillingford has been banned from bowling in international cricket because of an illegal action, the sport's governing body ruled on Tuesday.
The 27-year-old from Dominica was reported by on-field umpires Steve Davis and Richard Kettleborough after the Galle test against Sri Lanka last month.
"A comprehensive analysis revealed that his mean elbow extension was 17 degrees which is above the 15 degrees level of tolerance permitted under the relevant regulations," the International Cricket Council (ICC) said in a statement.
"Shillingford can now apply for re-assessment of his action after he has modified is bowling action."
The ICC took the decision following an independent analysis of Shillingford's action by Bruce Elliott, member of the ICC Panel of Human Movement Specialists, in Perth on December 9.
Shillingford, who has played five Test matches but is yet to debut in one-day internationals, can appeal to ICC's Bowling Review Group against the finding of the independent analysis.