22 Jun 2014

Williamson reported for suspect bowling action

6:55 am on 22 June 2014

The Black Caps cricketer Kane Williamson has been reported for a suspected illegal bowling action during New Zealand's second Test loss to the West Indies in Trinidad.

The New Zealand batsman and sometime off-spinner must undergo testing within 21 days, but is permitted to continue bowling in international matches until the results of the testing are known, leaving him free to play in the third and deciding test which starts on Friday in Barbados.

Williamson was reported at the end of the match by umpires Ian Gould, Richard Illingworth and Rod Tucker, all from the Elite Panel of International Cricket Council Umpires, as well as Chris Broad of the Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees.

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.

Williamson's bowling action will now be scrutinised further under the ICC process relating to bowlers reported in Tests, ODIs and T20Is.