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Samuels banned from bowling for a year


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Samuels banned from bowling for a year

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FOR THE SECOND TIME in as many months, a West Indies cricketer has been suspended from bowling in international cricket.

All-rounder Marlon Samuels received a 12-month ban after an independent assessment of his action was conducted at the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) testing centre in Brisbane, Australia, earlier this month.

He joins spinner Sunil Narine who was suspended in November for an illegal bowling action.

Samuels, 34, was reported by match officials after the first Test match between West Indies and Sri Lanka in mid-October.

The assessment found Samuel’s elbow went beyond the 15 degrees allowed under the rules.

It constitutes his second suspension in a two-year period and carries an automatic 12-month ban from international cricket. He was suspended from bowling his faster deliveries in December 2013.

Samuels can appeal on procedure, but one year must past before he can apply to the ICC for re-assessment of his bowling action. (SAT)

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