‘Shane is obviously gutted’, says Ottis Gibson

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“We have no doubt that they will emerge from this latest setback with the utmost confidence”

West Indies head coach Ottis Gibson has revealed that spinner Shane Shillingford is “gutted” after his bowling action was deemed illegal by the International Cricket Council (ICC).

Shillingford and Marlon Samuels both underwent biomechanical analysis in Perth on November 29.

Shillingford’s elbow extension for both his normal delivery and doosra was found to be over the 15 degree limit.

Meanwhile, Samuels will not be allowed to bowl quicker deliveries in international matches due to the same reason.

“Though I felt confident about the way the two players performed at the testing, the report did not come back in our favour,” Gibson said. “Shane is obviously gutted, but Marlon’s role in the team, as I have said previously, is primarily as a batsman, so the impact on him is a little bit less.”

However, Gibson is confident that both players will bounce back from “this latest setback”.

“They are both tough characters and have had their share of ups and downs in the game over the years,” Gibson said. “We have no doubt that they will emerge from this latest setback with the utmost confidence.”

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