ICC clears Samuels

West Indies’ batsman Marlon Samuels.
Associated Press / Andres Leighton

West Indies all-rounder Marlon Samuels has been cleared by the International Cricket Council (ICC), to resume bowling in international cricket.

The ICC said in a statement that Samuels had undergone remedial work on his off-spin action following a reassessment last January at the National Cricket Center in Loughborough, England.

He has now found to have a legal action.

The tests showed that Samuel’s 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 action.”

Samuels was hit was a none-year ban in December 2015 after he was found guilty of an illegal bowling action while bowling during the Galle Test against Sri Lanka, two months prior.

It was the second time Samuels had been reported in 24 months.

However, in clearing Samuels, the ICC said umpires were free to report Samuels once they believed he was employing an action which differed from the one in the player’s reassessment.

Samuels, 36, who is more known for his top order batting, has taken 41 wickets in 71 Tests, 85 in 187 One-Day Internationals and 51 in Twenty20s.

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