IPL 2012

Marlon Samuels reported for suspect action

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April 15, 2012

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Marlon Samuels collides with M Vijay, Pune Warriors v Chennai Super Kings, IPL 2012, Pune, April 14, 2012
Marlon Samuels was reported for suspect action after Pune Warriors' game against Chennai Super Kings © AFP
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Marlon Samuels, the Pune Warriors batsman and part-time offspinner, has been reported for a suspect action following his spell against Chennai Super Kings on Saturday, according to a media advisory posted on IPLT20.com, the tournament's website. Samuels was reported by the on-field umpires, Aleem Dar and Bruce Oxenford, and the third umpire Vineet Kulkarni after the game.

As per IPL policy, Samuels will be allowed to bowl for the Warriors but should he be reported again, he "will be suspended from bowling for the remainder of the season."

Samuels has had problems with his action in the past. He was reported for a suspect action after the third Test between West Indies and South Africa in 2008 in Durban, when the on-field umpires raised doubts especially with regards to his "fast" deliveries. He underwent significant remedial work, and an independent test found his action to be legal. In 2011, he was cleared by the ICC for bowling in international cricket.

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Posted by   on (April 17, 2012, 14:11 GMT)

Shame on CSK.. Dhoni is becoming toooo bad with his attitude.. poor man..

Posted by Sehwag_Is_Ordinary on (April 17, 2012, 7:50 GMT)

should bat lower down the order

Posted by GR2020 on (April 17, 2012, 1:52 GMT)

Not sure what this fuss is all about...He was cleared in 2009 of his action allowing for the flex of 15% (acceptable as per ICC).

Posted by MAK123 on (April 16, 2012, 12:38 GMT)

His quicker ones surely look jerky.

Posted by garg3 on (April 16, 2012, 11:34 GMT)

montado how is ur comment related to the suspected action of Samuels. Its the umpires who r reporting not Dhoni

Posted by G.SHYAM on (April 16, 2012, 11:32 GMT)

Saw him bowling at 122 kmph with 3 steps run up, looks like finally Afridi is on everyones mind.

Posted by SasiGladi on (April 16, 2012, 10:23 GMT)

montado@very jealous..CSK never holds the tag as losers results are evident for that....

Posted by   on (April 16, 2012, 10:19 GMT)

Samuels is in very bad tym with the bat..... So if he lost his bowling then he'll easily drop from the PWI

Posted by mjrvasu on (April 16, 2012, 9:36 GMT)

Nobody is watching about a dozen other bowlers in IPL who have suspect action? This includes some popular Indian bowlers, too.

Posted by montado on (April 16, 2012, 5:35 GMT)

CSK are bad losers, am sure they reported it to the umps coz it showed on dhonis face when he was playing samuels and not getting to hit boundaries. Poor losers these are , srinivasan and co..shame

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