Pune – Pune Warriors India all-rounder Marlon Samuels has been reported for a suspected illegal action for bowling certain deliveries during his team’s match against the Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League (IPL) here Saturday.
Off-spinner Samuels was reported by on-field umpires Aleem Dar and Bruce Oxenford, along with third umpire Vineet Kulkarni, at the conclusion of the match.
‘Under the IPL Suspected Illegal Bowling Action policy, Mr. Samuels may continue to be selected to play and bowl for Pune Warriors India in the 2012 season but should he be reported a second time, he will be suspended from bowling for the remainder of the season,’ an IPL release said.
It was only last September that the International Cricket Council (ICC) cleared Samuel’s action after a three-year ban.
Samuels has also endured a two-year ban for links with an alleged Indian bookie before returning to the game in 2010.