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Darren Lehmann in hot water

2012-12-23 10:48

Brisbane - Former Australia batsman Darren Lehmann has been charged under Cricket Australia's code of behaviour for questioning the legitimacy of the bowling action of West Indies all-rounder Marlon Samuels. West Indies bowler Marlon Samuel

Lehmann, who coaches Brisbane Heat in the Twenty20 Big Bash League, called for an examination of Samuels's action after a match against Melbourne Renegades on Saturday.

Samuels's bowling played a part in the Renegades' win and Lehmann later asked how the off-spinner could bowl at 120km/h off a run-up of just a few paces.

"I just want something done. He couldn't bowl in the (Indian Premier League) last year, yet he can bowl in the BBL," said Lehmann.

Lehmann was charged under a clause in the code which prohibits detrimental public comment.

AP