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HEADLINE: Marlon Samuels allowed to resume bowling in international cricket 2017-02-16 14:20:46 

The International Cricket Council (ICC) today announced that following remedial work and reassessment, the bowling action of West Indies Marlon Samuels has been found to be legal, and the player can now resume bowling in international cricket.

On 29 January, Samuels underwent a reassessment of his bowling action at the National Cricket Performance Centre in Loughborough where it was revealed that the amount of elbow extension for all his off-spin deliveries was within the 15-degree level of tolerance permitted under the ICC regulations for the review of bowlers reported with suspected illegal bowling actions.

The umpires are still at liberty to report Samuels if they believe he is displaying a suspect action and not reproducing the legal action from the reassessment. To assist the umpires, they will be provided with images and video footage of the bowler’s remodeled legal bowling action.

If Samuels is reported again, he will be required to undertake further analysis of his bowling action at an ICC accredited testing centre. Samuels was last reported during the Galle Test against Sri Lanka (19 October 2015) and was subsequently suspended for 12 months in December 2015 after an independent assessment revealed he had employed an illegal bowling action for the second time in 24 months.

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Slipfeeler 2017-02-16 18:16:51 

Great news Marlon but first thing I want you to pad-up for Yard before IPL calls for now you will more marketable! Congrats bro!

Narper 2017-02-16 18:22:36 

Helegance fool dem....again
big grin big grin big grin

dayne 2017-02-17 16:26:22 

Whoever is captain of the WI team should forget about giving Samuels the ball to bowl in any match, he was an ineffective bowler even with his illegal action and there are now better options in Kraigg B. and Chase.

Slipfeeler 2017-02-17 16:42:39 

In reply to dayne

Chase you say? Check the bowling stats!

Slipfeeler 2017-02-17 16:47:43 

In reply to dayne

Overs: 207.1
Balls: 1243
Maidens: 26
Runs Conceded: 643
Wickets: 11
Average: 58.45
5 Wickets in Innings: 1
10 Wickets in Match: 0
Best - Innings: 5/121
Best - Match: 5/121
None for 100 0
Economy Rate: 3.10
Strike Rate: 113.00

Slipfeeler 2017-02-17 16:51:52 

11 wickets in 207.1 Over and you consider this to be test performance?

dayne 2017-02-18 07:34:13 

In reply to Slipfeeler

Chase is a part-time bowler, his Average as a bowler in Test is basically the same as Samuels, his F/C average is much better than Samuels, so potentially he will surpass Samuels if he gets to play in 71 Tests as Samuels has done.