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Marlon Samuels cleared to resume bowling


West Indies veteran Marlon Samuels has been cleared to resume bowling following remedial work and reassessment of his action.

Samuels has been unable to bowl his part-time off-breaks since being reported for the second time for a suspected illegal action in the Galle Test against Sri Lanka in October 2015, and receiving a subsequent 12-month ban in December that year.

But tests at the International Cricket Council’s testing facilities in the United Kingdom last month demonstrated his elbow extension is again within the permitted 15-degree level for all deliveries.

The 36-year-old has taken 41 wickets in his 71 Tests and a further 104 in 238 white-ball international matches.

A fiery character, Samuels courted controversy last year after guiding the West Indies to a thrilling World T20 final victory over England before delivering a spray to allrounder Ben Stokes.