Samuels to undergo independent analysis of bowling action in England

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London, Feb 6 (UNI) West Indies bowler Marlon Samuels will undergo independent analysis of his bowling action at the National Cricket Academy, at Loughborough University here on Monday.

If the analysis concludes that Samuels generally bowls with an illegal action, he will be suspended from bowling in international cricket until such time as he has corrected his action and submitted to a fresh independent analysis that concludes that his action has been remedied.

The analysis will be performed by Dr Mark King, member of the ICC Panel of Human Movement Specialists, Samuels was reported for a suspected illegal bowling action in respect of his ''fast'' deliveries by the on-field umpires Simon Taufel and Aleem Dar and third umpire Brian Jerling after the third Test match between South Africa and the West Indies played in Durban from January 10-12.

Match Referees Roshan Mahanama had informed both the ICC and the West Indies team management of the report, as per the regulations governing the reporting process.

Although only his ''fast'' deliveries have been reported as suspect, the ICC process requires his action generally, including the ''fast'' deliveries, to be analysed.

If the analysis confirms that it is his ''fast'' deliveries only that are illegal, then he would be allowed to continue bowling in international cricket without using that delivery but subject to the warning that should he bowl his "fast" ball he would run the risk of being reported a second time.


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