West Indies off-spinner must undergo testing within 14 days
The match officials’ report, which was handed over to the West Indies team management, cited concerns about the legality of the 34-year-old’s bowling action.
Samuels’ bowling action will now be scrutinised further under the ICC process relating to suspected illegal bowling actions reported in Tests, ODIs and T20Is. He is required to undergo testing within 14 days, and, during this period, Samuels is permitted to continue bowling in international cricket until the results of the testing are known.
This is the third time Samuels has been reported with a suspect action.
He was first reported after the third Test between South Africa and the West Indies in Durban in January 2008. He was subsequently suspended from bowling in international cricket, but after remedial work to his bowling action, he was allowed to resume bowling in September 2011.
He was then reported following the second Test against India in Mumbai in November 2013. Following reassessment, he was allowed to continue to bowl his standard off-break delivery in international cricket, but was not permitted to bowl his quicker deliveries which were found to exceed the 15 degree level of tolerance.
Details of the ICC regulations for the review of bowlers reported with suspected illegal bowling actions can be found here.