Worries loom over report on Shillingford’s action

 West Indies coach Ottis Gibson is hoping the team will not be distracted during the second Test despite the impending report on the actions of off-spinner Shane Shillingford and Marlon Samuels.

The report is expected to be delivered on Friday, the third day the Test, but Gibson is hoping it will not impact the team negtively.

Shillingford and Samuels had their doosra and faster ball checked respectively in Perth, Australia two Fridays ago after being reported by umpires during the recent India Test series. The report was due to be handed over within 14 days, but up to last night (TT time) had not been delivered.

“We have not heard anything from the ICC,” said Gibson. “We have left it up to them. They are the ones that have to digest the reports and give us the results. Hopefully, the results will be favourable for us and he (Shillingford) can get on with his career. . .

“If nothing is said before the Test starts on Wednesday (tonight TT time), I don’t believe we will know until after the game. I don’t think it would be fair to him to issue the results in the middle of the game. We would prefer it to take place before the game starts on Wednesday or after.”

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