IPL 2012 April 15, 2012

Marlon Samuels reported for suspect action

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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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  • on April 17, 2012, 13:11 GMT

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

  • Sehwag_Is_Ordinary on April 17, 2012, 6:50 GMT

    should bat lower down the order

  • GR2020 on April 17, 2012, 0:52 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).

  • MAK123 on April 16, 2012, 11:38 GMT

    His quicker ones surely look jerky.

  • garg3 on April 16, 2012, 10:34 GMT

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

  • G.SHYAM on April 16, 2012, 10:32 GMT

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

  • SasiGladi on April 16, 2012, 9:23 GMT

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

  • on April 16, 2012, 9:19 GMT

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

  • mjrvasu on April 16, 2012, 8:36 GMT

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

  • montado on April 16, 2012, 4:35 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

  • on April 17, 2012, 13:11 GMT

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

  • Sehwag_Is_Ordinary on April 17, 2012, 6:50 GMT

    should bat lower down the order

  • GR2020 on April 17, 2012, 0:52 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).

  • MAK123 on April 16, 2012, 11:38 GMT

    His quicker ones surely look jerky.

  • garg3 on April 16, 2012, 10:34 GMT

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

  • G.SHYAM on April 16, 2012, 10:32 GMT

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

  • SasiGladi on April 16, 2012, 9:23 GMT

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

  • on April 16, 2012, 9:19 GMT

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

  • mjrvasu on April 16, 2012, 8:36 GMT

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

  • montado on April 16, 2012, 4:35 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

  • Meety on April 16, 2012, 2:49 GMT

    Always thought he was suss, but as nothing was ever said, I assumed it must of been one of those bent arm not straightening things. If he is suss, than I think his usefulness is almost nil, as he is a mediocre fielder & very ordinary batsmen. At International level in short form matches, I would say his best position, would be to bat @#7 or #8 & bowl 8 to 10 overs.

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  • Meety on April 16, 2012, 2:49 GMT

    Always thought he was suss, but as nothing was ever said, I assumed it must of been one of those bent arm not straightening things. If he is suss, than I think his usefulness is almost nil, as he is a mediocre fielder & very ordinary batsmen. At International level in short form matches, I would say his best position, would be to bat @#7 or #8 & bowl 8 to 10 overs.

  • montado on April 16, 2012, 4:35 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

  • mjrvasu on April 16, 2012, 8:36 GMT

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

  • on April 16, 2012, 9:19 GMT

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

  • SasiGladi on April 16, 2012, 9:23 GMT

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

  • G.SHYAM on April 16, 2012, 10:32 GMT

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

  • garg3 on April 16, 2012, 10:34 GMT

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

  • MAK123 on April 16, 2012, 11:38 GMT

    His quicker ones surely look jerky.

  • GR2020 on April 17, 2012, 0:52 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).

  • Sehwag_Is_Ordinary on April 17, 2012, 6:50 GMT

    should bat lower down the order