Williamson bowling action reported

New Zealand

Spin bowler Kane Williamson is under investigation for a suspect bowling action in the wake of New Zealand's 10-wicket defeat to the West Indies at Queen's Park Oval in Port of Spain this week.

Spin bowler Kane Williamson is under investigation for a suspect bowling action in the wake of New Zealand's 10-wicket defeat to the West Indies at Queen's Park Oval in Port of Spain this week.

Williamson was reported by on-field officials Ian Gould and Rod Tucker, television umpires Richard Illingworth and match referee Chris Broad and, according to International Cricket Council regulations, will undergo testing for three weeks.

"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," read a statement from the ICC.

The budding off-spinner, who has taken two dozen wickets in 33 Tests. He is allowed to continue bowling in international cricket during the 21-day testing period, which will included the third and final Test at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados.

"Kane is a little miffed really because he hasn't changed the way he bowls in two years. He's just miffed with the timing of it. But, as I said, if they are going to make a clampdown on illegal action, then that's fine. All that Kane wants to see, and all any player wants to see, is a level of consistency," coach Mike Hesson told <i>Radio Sport</i>.

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