Darren Lehmann penalised for breaching Australia’s Code of behavior – Cricket News Update

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Darren Lehmann penalised for breaching Australia’s Code of behavior – Cricket News Update
Brisbane Heat’s coach,’s Code of Behaviour.
Lehmann was found guilty of breaching Rule 9 (Detrimental Public Comment) after he questioned the legitimacy of Marlon Samuels' bowling action following Heat’s loss against Melbourne Renegades last Saturday, at Docklands Stadium.
The 42-year-old was also penalised in his playing days, back in 2003, for breaching ICC’s racial vilification code, which resulted in a 5-ODI suspension.
Samuels, who went for just 18 runs in his 4 overs during the Big Bash League game, was reported for a suspect action back in 2008, during West Indies' tour to cleared Samuels following an independent Test.
This year, Samuels was again reported for a suspect action during the Indian Premier League in April by umpires, during a game against Chennai Super Kings, after which he was not allowed to bowl in the tournament.
“I've spoken to the umpires about it,” Lehmann had said after the game. “I just want something done. He couldn't bowl in the IPL (Indian Premier League) last year, yet he can bowl in the BBL. We've got to seriously look at what we're doing. Are we here to play cricket properly or what? If he's deemed legal, I'm totally understanding of that. But from my point of view from 20 years' of cricket, I've got a problem with 120km/ off no steps,” shared Lehmann after Saturday’s BBL game.
The 31-year-old has the fourth best economy rate in this year’s BBL so far. Having 23 T20Is under his belt, Samuels has a bowling average of 27.61 (better than many front-line bowlers in T20s). A genuine all-rounder, is one of the most experienced players in the West Indian side.



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