PRESS RELEASE – The International Cricket Council (ICC) has advised that Marlon Samuels will be allowed to bowl in the second One-Day international currently in progress in Colombo.
Samuels was reported for a suspect bowling action on 19 October and was required to undergo an assessment within 14 days to be eligible to continue to bowl in international cricket. Following his decision to not to undergo assessment by the 1 November cut-off date, he was automatically suspended from bowling in international cricket effective from 2 November.
Prior to the second ODI, the West Indies team was incorrectly advised by the ICC that he was eligible to bowl in this match and then selected their team based on this information.
After tonight’s match, Samuels will not be allowed to bowl in international cricket until the results of his assessment are known.