Williamson in 'no real rush' to bowl again

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New Zealand all-rounder Kane Williamson says he would like to get back to bowling his off-spinners after being banned by the ICC, but isn't looking to rush back into it before he's been sorted.

New Zealand all-rounder Kane Williamson says he would like to get back to bowling his off-spinners after being banned by the ICC, but isn't looking to rush back into it before he's been sorted.

Williamson was reported for an illegal bowling action while playing against the West Indies, and was tested in Cardiff and found to be breaching the 15 degree of flex rule. He's now playing as a pure batsman for Yorkshire.

The 23-year-old, taking a relaxed approach, said on Yorkshire's website: "Although it's not ideal, there are worse things in life.

"Hopefully I can use it to my advantage because it means I have to put a bit more time into my bowling because I never have really before. I've just bowled in the nets, and perhaps that's where my action's lost its way a little bit.

"Although I don't bowl a huge amount, I do enjoy my bowling. I want to get back bowling, and that's going to require a bit of work.

"There's no specific timescale on it just yet (getting retested), but I'll be working to try and get it done as soon as I can.

"New Zealand are good with the situation. I've been in touch with them a lot recently and liaised with various coaches here too about trying to change a few things.

"There's no real rush, but I do want to get back and be effective with the ball."

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