ICC clears bowling action of Marlon Samuels

Marlon Samuels underwent a test on 29th January
Marlon Samuels underwent a test on 29th January

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has cleared the bowling action of West Indies' Marlon Samuels after his remodeled action was found within the regulation.

Samuels was earlier suspended from bowling at international cricket for 12 months from December 2015 when he was reported for the second time for a illegal bowling action.

On completion of the suspension period, the 36-year-old underwent another test at Loughborough University in Britain on 29th January and all his deliveries were found to be within the allowed 15 degrees.

A statement released by ICC confirmed the news on Samuels and further stated that footage of his remodeled bowling action has been sent to various umpires, who can again report the Jamaican, if he deviates from it.

"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," the ICC said in a statement.

"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."

Earlier, Samuels was also banned from bowling for four years during 2008 for suspected illegal bowling action but was later allowed to resume bowling in 2011.

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