West Indian all-rounder Marlon Samuels has been omitted from the 15-man squad that will take on England in the upcoming One-Day International series of three matches. The batsman last featured for West Indies in the limited over series against Pakistan late in 2016 but was excluded from the squad for the subsequent tri-series in Zimbabwe. Samuels is also a part-time off-spinner who was allowed to bowl again previous week after his suspected bowling action was charged by ICC earlier and he had served ban for 12 months. The 36 year old Samuel played 187 ODIs and 71 tests. The teams will compete with each other for Two ODIs in Antigua (March 3/5) and Third match in Barbados (March 9) .
On Thursday, Marlon Samuels was cleared to bowl again in international cricket after his action was declared to be legitimate by the International Cricket Council. Earlier the player’s bowling action was reported during the Galle Test in Oct 2015 against Sri Lanka and faced consequent suspension for 12 months in December 2015 after an autonomous evaluation identified that he had employed an illicit bowling action for the second time in 24 months.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) following a sequence of remedial work and re-evaluation announced today that the bowling action of West Indian player Marlon Samuels is found to be legitimate and he can resume bowling in international cricket.
West Indies Squad for England series: Jason Holder (c), Shannon Gabriel, Shai Hope Devendra Bishoo, Carlos Brathwaite, , Shane Dowrich, , Alzarri Joseph, Evin Lewis, Jason Mohammed, Ashley Nurse, Kraigg Brathwaite, Jonathan Carter, Miguel Cummins, Kieran Powell, Rovman Powell.