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June 10, 2007
Marlon Samuels, the West Indies batsman, has written to his team manager Mike Findlay to complain about the discrimination he feels he has suffered during their tour of England.
In a letter leaked to CaribbeanCricket.com, Samuels accused West Indies' former coach Bennett King, and his replacement David Moore, of not giving him sufficient time in the nets to acclimatise.
"At our first net session since I arrived in England I was told by coach David Moore to start the fielding session then I was asked to bowl in the nets which I happily did," Samuels wrote. "However, I was not given an opportunity to bat until after all the other batsmen and bowlers [had] batted.
"At this time the net bowlers were very tired and unable to bowl properly and you would understand that, since I only recently arrived, it is important for me to get an equal chance to acclimatise and prepare myself for the Test match if given the opportunity."
Samuels was a late call-up to West Indies squad, replacing Ramnaresh Sarwan who flew home with an injured shoulder.
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