Sa­muels to re­sume bowl­ing

Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka) - - SPORTS -

The In­ter­na­tional Cricket Coun­cil (ICC) yes­ter­day 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. (ICC)

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