West Indies Suspends Scorpions' John Campbell, Peat Salmon

West Indies Suspends Scorpions' John Campbell, Peat Salmon

West Indies Suspends Scorpions' John Campbell, Peat Salmon

John Campbell and Peat Salmon are officially prohibited from bowling after a recent investigation that concluded their illegal bowling actions.

Cricket West Indies (CWI) has suspended Jamaica Scorpions’ off-spinning pair John Campbell and Peat Salmon after assessments revealed that their bowling actions exceeded the 15 degrees level of tolerance permitted under the playing regulations.

The domestic cricketers are barred from bowling in domestic matches until assessors of Loughborough University or by an independent accredits from an accredited testing centre grant their certification of 'legality' of their bowling action. 

In the meantime, they will undergo remedial work overseen by the Scorpions franchise to modify their bowling actions in accordance with the regulations so they can apply for a reassessment.

Campbell, 26, was reported after the match between the Scorpions and hosts Trinidad & Tobago Red Force from January 9 to 12 at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Trinidad. He was sighted by match officials after he captured 1-54 from 19 overs during the match that ended in a draw.

On the other hand, 27-year-old Salmon’s action was cited by officials in a match between the Scorpions and five-time defending champions Guyana Jaguars from February 6 to 9 at the Guyana National Stadium.

This was after he ended with match figures of 8-110 during the contest where the Scorpions won by seven runs, making him Player of the Match for that performance in his debut against Jaguars.

Campbell has played six Tests, six one-day internationals and two T20Is for the West Indies, while Salmon's senior career is only in its outset. 

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