West Indies youngster Jermaine
Lawson will not be returning to international cricket for months because he needs more work on his bowling action.
The ICC ruled Lawson's action required remedial work
The 21-year-old needs extra time to iron out his flawed technique, which was reported during a Test match against Australia in May.
The decision follows a report by biomechanics
specialist Dr Paul Hurrion, a member of the ICC panel, who
flew from Britain to Jamaica to assess Lawson's bowling.
Dr Hurrion concluded although there had been
substantial improvement in Lawson's action between the time he was reported and the assessment, there was still
some work to be completed.
Umpires David Shepherd and Srinivasa Venkataragahavan had
complained to the International Cricket Council about Lawson.
They said he was throwing the ball, rather
than bowling it, in a spell which saw him take 7-78 in the fourth Test against Australia in Antigua.
The West Indies Cricket Board confirmed Lawson would be delayed "several months".
The absence of Lawson, the West Indies' fastest bowler, is
a major setback for the squad as they prepare for international engagements in Zimbabwe and South Africa from late October to next February.
A statement from the WICB said: "This is a long process and requires patience from all
and discipline and commitment from Jermaine."
Lawson has captured 29 wickets at 24.31 runs apiece in
During the series
against Australia, he took a hat-trick, split between
innings in the third Test at Bridgetown, and followed with
his career-best figures in the final Test.