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West Indies v New Zealand, 3rd Test: Kiwis stay afloat at Bridgetown
West Indies v New Zealand, 3rd Test: Kiwis stay afloat at Bridgetown

Bridgetown (Barbados), June 29 (IANS/CMC): Kane Williamson's unbeaten half-century kept New Zealand afloat after the two key strikes by fast bowler Kemar Roach threatened to derail the innings as West Indies made critical strides towards winning the decisive third Test here on Saturday. The obdurate right-hander was unbeaten on 58 at the close of the third day, an innings that carried the Black Caps to 123 for three at the close at Kens

Jun 29 2014
West Indies look to pace to even series
West Indies look to pace to even series

Pacers Shannon Gabriel (pic) or Jason Holder may get a look in for the 2nd Test vs New Zealand Port-of-Spain (Trinidad) – The West Indies are likely to go with a three-pronged pace attack in the second Test against New Zealand as they seek to rebound from last week's heavy defeat and level the series. The West Indies were hammered by 186 runs inside four days in the first Test at Sabina Park in Kingston Wednesday, and w

Jun 16 2014
Doosra ban has nothing to do with form: Shane Shillingford
Doosra ban has nothing to do with form: Shane Shillingford

Shane Shillingford Kingston (Jamaica), June 14 (IANS/CMC): West Indies off-spinner Shane Shillingford has brushed aside suggestions his bowling performance has been affected by a ban on his doosra delivery. Shillingford claimed figures of three for 145 and two for 39 in the first Test against New Zealand at Sabina Park, which West Indies lost by 186 runs. The Sabina Park Test was his first since having to undergo ICC-recommended remed

Jun 15 2014
Nets helped me to score second fastest Test fifty: Shane Shillingford
Nets helped me to score second fastest Test fifty: Shane Shillingford

Shane Shillingford Kingston (Jamaica) – West Indies off-spinner Shane Shillingford says batting practice in the nets paid off, resulting in him scoring the second fastest Test fifty. Shillingford struck an unbeaten 53 off a mere 25 balls as West Indies attempted to chase down a mammoth 403 for victory in the opening Test against New Zealand. West Indies lost the match by 186 runs inside four days as the Kiwis took a one-nil lead

Jun 13 2014
Stats: Fastest half-centuries in Test cricket (in terms of balls faced)
Stats: Fastest half-centuries in Test cricket (in terms of balls faced)

West Indies suffered a humiliating 186-run loss in Kingston yesterday, but No. 11 Shane Shillingford managed to make the most out of the opportunity as he free stroked his way to teh 2nd fastest half-century in Test cricket, in terms of number of balls faced. Shillingford(L) hits the ball away for six runs during the Test match against New Zealand Chasing 403, West Indies lost their 9th wicket in the 2nd innings at just

Black Caps want answers on West Indies spinners' bowling actions
Black Caps want answers on West Indies spinners' bowling actions

Kingston (Jamaica), June 8 (IANS/CMC) New Zealand coach Mike Hesson says they will seek clarification from match officials on how they intend to enforce the restrictions on West Indies off-spinners Shane Shillingford and Marlon Samuels. Both Shillingford and Samuels had their actions reported to the International Cricket Council (ICC) last November but were subsequently cleared. However, Shillingford has been banned from bowling the 'doosra&

Jun 8 2014
Shane Shillingford's off-break and arm balls are legal: ICC
Shane Shillingford's off-break and arm balls are legal: ICC

Shane Shillingford of the West Indies (R) with Ross Taylor The International Cricket Council today confirmed that following remedial work, an independent test has found the bowling action of the West Indies bowler Shane Shillingford to be legal and the off-spinner can now resume bowling in international cricket. Shillingford’s off-break and arm balls were re-tested at the University of Western Australia (UWA) in Perth on 4 March 2014, and the

Mar 26 2014
Windies off-spinner Shane Shillingford to make comeback with tweaked action
Windies off-spinner Shane Shillingford to make comeback with tweaked action

Shane Shillingford St. John’s (Antigua), March 20 (IANS/CMC) Suspended West Indies off-spinner Shane Shillingford is all set to return to action this weekend after undergoing remedial work on his bowling action. The 31-year-old will be representing third-placed Windward Islands when they face leaders Jamaica in the Regional 4-Day Tournament on Friday at Sabina Park in Kingston, Jamaica. Shillingford was suspended from bowling by the Inter

Mar 20 2014
5 upcoming overseas players that IPL teams should look to sign in 2014 auctions
5 upcoming overseas players that IPL teams should look to sign in 2014 auctions

For the seventh year in a row, millions of people are going to get glued to their television sets wanting their own city or their favorite players to perform and win. The 7th edition of IPL is back. In a few months from now, whichever country this is going to be played in, it will rain sixes there. Team owners, coaches and support staff often consider these few early months of the year before IPL as the best time to get all the theoretical work

Jan 9 2014
PlayBack 2013 – Part Two – Team Reports
PlayBack 2013 – Part Two – Team Reports

Part One Here Australia A testing year for Australia. When England and Australia met in Brisbane for the start of the return Ashes, Australia hadn’t won a Test since January, and an Ashes Test since December 2010. Retirement of Michael Hussey ensured Michael Clarke had to lead the next generation all alone. The current crop of players who won the Ashes are the ones who crossed all hurdles. Whitewash in India and loss in England, rift betwe

Jan 6 2014
Dominica government backs embattled Windies spinner
Dominica government backs embattled Windies spinner

Roseau (Dominica), Dec 18 (IANS/CMC) The Dominica government said it was standing behind the embattled West Indies off-spinner, Shane Shillingford, who has been suspended from international cricket because of an illegal bowling action. The 30-year-old Dominican, who is now with the West Indies team in New Zealand, has been promised support by the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) to rehabilitate his bowling in the New Year, reports CMC. Shillingfo

Dec 18 2013
'Shillingford faces uphill struggle to revive career'
'Shillingford faces uphill struggle to revive career'

Port of Spain (Trinidad), Dec 18 (IANS) Two former West Indies cricketers, Bryan Davis and Tony Gray, believe it will be an uphill struggle for suspended off-spinner Shane Shillingford to rekindle his international cricket career. The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced Monday that Shillingford was suspended from bowling in international matches after his actions were found illegal, reports CMC. Davis, former West Indies batsman, says i

Dec 18 2013
5 Bowlers with controversial bowling actions
5 Bowlers with controversial bowling actions

Bowlers with illegal actions has been a menace that cricket administrators have been trying to deal with for a long time. Certain bowlers, even after successfully undergoing bio-metric analysis to prove the legality of their actions, have been questioned and termed as “Chuckers”. Here is a list of 5 bowlers with the most controversial actions in World Cricket. 1. Muttiah Muralitharan Muttiah Muralitharan Probably the most spoken abo

Dec 17 2013
Shane Shillingford suspended from bowling in international cricket
Shane Shillingford suspended from bowling in international cricket

Shane Shillingford suspended from bowling in international cricket The International Cricket Council (ICC) today announced that an independent biomechanical analysis has found the bowling action of West Indies’ off-spinner Shane Shillingford to be illegal and, as such, the player has been suspended from bowling in international cricket. The analysis revealed that for both his standard off-break delivery and his doosra, the amount of elbow ext

Dec 16 2013
Unease over pending results on Shillingford and Samuels
Unease over pending results on Shillingford and Samuels

Wellington, Dec 10 (IANS/CMC) West Indies coach Ottis Gibson says he does not believe the International Cricket Council (ICC) should reveal the results of bowling test conducted on Shane Shillingford and Marlon Samuels while the second Test against New Zealand is underway. The deadline for the report into their action passes midway through the Wellington Test and there is some anxiety in the West Indies camp as they wait to see how the ICC wi

Dec 10 2013
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