Marlon Samuels returns to bowling

West Indies all-rounder Marlon Samuels has been cleared to bowl again in international matches more than three years after he was banned for an illegal bowling action.

The International Cricket Council (ICC), the sports World governing body, said recently that the batsman, who also bowls off-spin, was cleared following significant remedial work and an independent test in Pert Australia.

The 30-year-old Samuels was reported by umpires Aleem Dar and Simon Taufel following the third Test between South Africa and West Indies from Jan. 8 to 10, 2008 in Durhan.

Samuels has also endured a two-year ban for links with an alleged Indian bookmaker during that time before making a return to the game last year.

He is now in Dubai with the West Indies team on a training camp as they prepare for their upcoming tour of Bangladesh this month.

Samuels hailed the help and advice from former Jamaican and West Indies captain Jimmy Adams and current West Indies coach Ottis Gibson.

He has so far taken seven wickets in 32 Tests and 57 wickets in 117 One-Day Internationals for West Indies.

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