Off-spinner Marlon Samuels has been slapped with a one-year ban by the International Cricket Council (ICC) from bowling in international cricket.
This follows independent testing of the 34-year-old’s action at the ICC’s accredited assessment centre in Australia earlier this month which revealed the player’s elbow extension was in contravention of the 15 degrees allowed under current regulations.
Samuels was previously suspended from bowling his faster delivery back in 2013 and the second suspension coming within a two-year time frame has resulted in the immediate one-year ban.
He was banned from bowling for nearly four years from 2008 over concerns with his action but was allowed to resume in 2011 after remedial work.
However, he was reported again in 2013 and suspended from bowling his faster deliveries but had been allowed to continue with his standard off-break.
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