Marlon Samuels given 12-month West Indies bowling ban
West Indies all-rounder Marlon Samuels has been banned from bowling in international cricket for 12 months because of an illegal action.
Match officials reported the off-spinner, 34, during his side's first Test defeat by Sri Lanka in October.
An independent assessment revealed his elbow extension exceeded the permitted 15 degrees while bowling.
He was handed a year-long ban because he had already been banned from bowling his faster deliveries in December 2013.
An International Cricket Council statement read: "As this report constitutes the player's second suspension within a two-year period, he is now automatically suspended from bowling in international cricket for a 12-month period.
"Samuels is entitled to appeal any procedural aspect of the independent assessment that has led to this automatic suspension. However, only after the expiry of this one-year period will he be entitled to approach the ICC for a re-assessment of his bowling action."
Samuels, who bats in the top order, has taken 145 wickets in 279 matches for his country across Test, one-day and Twenty20 formats, but may continue to play as a specialist batsman.
|Off-spinners under ICC scrutiny|
|Marlon Samuels||West Indies||Reported in November 2013; cleared in December (but banned from bowling quicker deliveries); reported again in October 2015, banned for 12 months in December|
|Shane Shillingford||West Indies||Reported in November 2013; suspended in December; cleared to return in March 2014 (but banned from bowling doosra)|
|Sachithra Senanayake||Sri Lanka||Reported in June 2014; suspended in July; cleared to return in December|
|Kane Williamson||New Zealand||Reported in June 2014; suspended in July; cleared to return in December|
|Saeed Ajmal||Pakistan||Reported in August 2014; suspended in September; cleared to return in February 2015|
|Prosper Utseya||Zimbabwe||Reported in August 2014; suspended in October; cleared to bowl seam in December (but banned from bowling off-spin)|
|Sohag Gazi||Bangladesh||Reported in August 2014; suspended in October; cleared to return in February 2015|
|Malcolm Waller||Zimbabwe||Reported in November 2014; suspended in December; cleared to return in August 2015|
|Mohammad Hafeez||Pakistan||Reported in November 2014; suspended in December; cleared to return in April 2015; reported again in June; banned for 12 months in July|
|Bilal Asif||Pakistan||Reported, then cleared, in October 2015|
|Sunil Narine||West Indies||Reported, then suspended, in November 2015|
|Shikhar Dhawan||India||Reported in December 2015|