Samuels, Shillingford reported for illegal actions

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Spin bowlers Marlon Samuels and Shane Shillingford have been reported for illegal bowling actions, after the West Indies slumped to an innings and 124-run defeat to India on day three of the second and final Test at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Saturday.

Spin bowlers Marlon Samuels and Shane Shillingford have been reported for illegal bowling actions, after the West Indies slumped to an innings and 124-run defeat to India on day three of the second and final Test at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Saturday.

The report – submitted by on-field umpires Richard Kettleborough and Nigel Llong, television official Vineet Kulkarni and match referee Andy Pycroft – has cited concerns over Samuels' "quicker deliveries" and Shillingford's "doosras".

The actions of the pair will be analysed independently and, if deemed to be illegal, the slow bowlers will be suspended from bowling in international cricket.

Samuels was also reported in February 2008 and resumed bowling in September 2011, while Shillingford was reported in November 2010 and started bowling again in June 2011.

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