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“I have put in a lot of hard work over the past few months”
West Indies spinner Shane Shillingford is set to make his domestic return following his suspension from international cricket for having an illegal bowling action.
Shillingford, who will represent the Winward Islands, has been working closely with former West Indies pace bowler Vasbert Drakes in Barbados to rectify his bowling action.
It was also revealed that Shillingford had his action tested by the International Cricket Council (ICC) at the University of Western Australia in Perth on March 4.
Shillingford cannot return to international duty until his action is deemed legal by the ICC.
“Obviously, I am extremely happy that I will be playing this weekend,” Shillingford said. “I have put in a lot of hard work over the past few months.
“It was a bit tough at first, but once the coaches told me what I had to do, I went straight to work. I just had to be really patient and I worked really hard.
“I am happy for the advice that I have received from the coaches, especially Vasbert, and I must also thank everyone for the support they have given me during this period.”
West Indies director of cricket Richard Pybus added: “It’s great to have Shane playing first-class cricket again and I’m sure Windwards are delighted to have him back We look forward to getting the results of his re-test in Perth, so that he can re-start his international career.”