Samuels slams 'evil' critics

Jamaican's bowling action reported by officials after IPL match

Last Updated: 20/04/12 12:32pm

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Marlon Samuels (left) and Sourav Ganguly: Pune Warriors skipper defended his bowler

Marlon Samuels (left) and Sourav Ganguly: Pune Warriors skipper defended his bowler

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West Indies all-rounder Marlon Samuels has lashed out at those who question the legitimacy of his bowling action.

Samuels' action has come under scrutiny in the past and it was reported again by match officials following his IPL team Pune Warriors' match against Chennai Super Kings on April 14.

If he is reported again, he will be suspended from bowling for the rest of the tournament.

"If you look around the IPL, I'll be honest, there are worse actions going on"
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The 31-year-old has had problems before, particularly with his faster delivery, and was suspended from bowling when reported for a suspect action after West Indies' third Test against South Africa in Durban in 2008.

Remedial work

He underwent remedial work and was cleared to bowl by the International Cricket Council last year.

"They are doing it because they can't play my bowling," he told the Times of India.

"If I was hit into the galleries, my action would never have been questioned.

"I have worked very hard on my bowling. Slow bowlers these days need to have variations and the faster ball is surely a great weapon to have."

Pune Warriors captain Sourav Ganguly defended Samuels: "I'm surprised that he has been warned. If you look around the IPL, I'll be honest, there are worse actions going on."

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