New Delhi: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Sunday banned West Indies cricket all-rounder Marlon Samuels from bowling in international cricket for 12 months.
An independent assessment of the 34-year-old's action, which took place at the ICC's accredited testing centre in Brisbane earlier this month, found his elbow extension exceeded 15 degrees while bowling.
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His bowling action came under scrutiny during West Indies' first Test defeat against Sri Lanka in Galle in October.
Samuels was eventually reported by the match officials pursuant to the ICC Regulations for the Review of Bowlers Reported with Suspected Illegal Bowling Actions.
Samuels was previously suspended from bowling his faster deliveries in international cricket in December 2013. 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.