Marlon Samuels: West Indies off-spinner reported for bowling action

Marlon Samuels
Marlon Samuels took 1-84 in 27 overs against Sri Lanka in Galle

West Indies all-rounder Marlon Samuels has been reported for bowling with a suspect action for the third time in his career.

The part-time off-spinner was cited after his side's first-Test defeat by Sri Lanka in Galle on Saturday.

The 34-year-old Jamaican will now need to have testing within 14 days.

Samuels was suspended from bowling in 2008 as a result of his action and has been banned from bowling quicker deliveries since 2013.

The latter ban came as a result of him being reported to the International Cricket Council (ICC) during a Test in India, but this did not preclude him from bowling his standard off-break deliveries.

After his original ban in February 2008, he continued to play as a specialist batsman but did not resume bowling in internationals until September 2011, having served an unrelated two-year suspension from cricket between May 2008 and May 2010 for passing information to a bookmaker.

Off-spinners under ICC scrutiny
Marlon SamuelsWest IndiesReported in November 2013; cleared in December (but banned from bowling quicker deliveries); reported again in October 2015
Shane ShillingfordWest IndiesReported in November 2013; suspended in December; cleared to return in March 2014 (but banned from bowling doosra)
Sachithra SenanayakeSri LankaReported in June 2014; suspended in July; cleared to return in December
Kane WilliamsonNew ZealandReported in June 2014; suspended in July; cleared to return in December
Saeed AjmalPakistanReported in August 2014; suspended in September; cleared to return in February 2015
Prosper UtseyaZimbabweReported in August 2014; suspended in October; cleared to bowl seam in December (but banned from bowling off-spin)
Sohag GaziBangladeshReported in August 2014; suspended in October; cleared to return in February 2015
Malcolm WallerZimbabweReported in November 2014; suspended in December; cleared to return in August 2015
Mohammad HafeezPakistanReported in November 2014; suspended in December; cleared to return in April 2015; reported again in June; banned for 12 months in July
Bilal AsifPakistanReported in October 2015

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