Samuels reported again for bowling action

West Indies all-rounder Marlon Samuels has been reported with a suspect bowling action during the first Test against Sri Lanka, which the home side won by an innings and six runs in Galle on Saturday.

The match officials’ report, which was handed over to the West Indies team management, cited concerns about the legality of the 34-year-old Jamaican’s bowling action.

Samuels’ bowling action will now be scrutinized further under the International Cricket Council’s process relating to suspected illegal bowling actions reported in Tests, one-day internationals and 20-over matches.

He is required to undergo testing within 14 days, and, during this period, Samuels is permitted to continue bowling in international cricket until the results of the testing are known.

This is the third time Samuels has been reported with a suspect action.