Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Williamson reported for suspected action

 Part-time New Zealand off-spinner Kane Williamson has been reported for a suspect bowling action following the second Test against West Indies at Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain. 

As per ICC regulations, Williamson will have to undergo testing of his action within 21 days, but can continue bowling until the results of the test are known.

Williamson was reported by umpires Ian Gould, Richard Illingworth and Rod Tucker, and match referee Chris Broad, after the Test ended on Friday. 

Williamson bowled 15.2 overs in the Test, returning figures of one wicket for 43 runs.

An ICC release said: “The umpires’ report cited concerns over a number of deliveries that they considered to be suspect and believed that his action needed to be tested.”

The report has been handed over to the New Zealand team manager.

New Zealand’s Test series against West Indies is currently tied at 1-1, with the third Test set to begin in Barbados on June 26.

—ESPN Cricinfo