Derbyshire withdraw interest in Samuels

Derbyshire say they are no longer interested in signing West Indies all-rounder Marlon Samuels, after making initial contact with the player.

Samuels has played 71 Tests and 238 limited-overs internationals and was recently cleared to bowl after serving a 12-month ban for an illegal action.

Marlon Samuels

But Derbyshire have confirmed “in view of recent events” their pursuit of the 36-year-old has ended.

Samuels has scored 3917 runs and taken 41 wickets in Test cricket.

“We remain committed to exploring all options to strengthen the side ahead of the 2017 season,” said a Derbyshire statement.

Source: BBC

13 Responses to Derbyshire withdraw interest in Samuels

  1. Alex Alleyne February 25, 2017 at 12:39 pm

    “In view of recent events” , their pursuit of SAMUELS has ended.
    WHAT ARE THE RECENT EVENTS ?, it would be nice to let the public know.

  2. Rawle Spooner
    Rawle Spooner February 25, 2017 at 1:07 pm

    Should never have said anything that’s real reason Derbyshire not interested.

  3. Bill February 25, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    Could it have anything to do with his omission from the West Indies team to play against English and his handling of this?

  4. Mark Rosmar February 25, 2017 at 2:29 pm

    Listen to me. They were never interested.

  5. Greengiant February 25, 2017 at 5:00 pm

    I like Marlon and have taken much stick for supporting him especially through the dark days of his periods of suspension whether from bowling or playing altogether. He has however handled this situation wrong. Professional clubs don’t want to contract players who fight battles in the media.

    Sadly I think he tried to play the kolpac card on the WICB and Derbyshire didn’t like it. Professional players have to learn about the business of the sport. Nobody owes you anything, you are paid to do your job, so do it well, earn, invest and manage your money well. Eat well, rest well, stay fit and focused. Most of all, ” make haste while the sun shines on you”. One day you will not have a job to go to. However I still support you Marlon because when the others went their way you showed loyalty to west indies cricket.

  6. harry turnover February 25, 2017 at 6:31 pm

    Marlon Samuels ..ya talk too much…ya like to brag too much..ya like too much play acting ..ya like to run out ya partners fa spite….and ya en got na manners.

  7. North Point February 25, 2017 at 7:02 pm

    I believe that Samuels is singing the song by the Mighty Shadow, “WHATS WRONG WITH ME”. go figure.

  8. Leroy Parris February 25, 2017 at 8:29 pm

    Well ma boy we as Bajans were taught from the day we entered primary svhool that ” Manners maketh man”. Theres no way I can see an English county cricket club inviting you ay their dosposal. Your behaviour and team attitude have left a lot to be desired and are not fitting for youngsters to adore. Its much too late for you to change, and in future say nowt until you signed along that dotted line.

    • harry turnover February 27, 2017 at 5:59 am

      …..and the sad part of it ..he does those things OPENLY and sees nothing wrong with them for he will say ” thats’ how we are ” as though non Jamaicans should condone that attitude.

  9. Francis February 25, 2017 at 11:21 pm

    No contract signed and he is talking about how much money the contract is for!! So damn unprofessional. Not the way to do business.

  10. Patricia Sanderson February 26, 2017 at 1:04 pm

    I’m disappointed that perhaps won’t have the chance of seeing Marlon Samuels play for an English county side this season. I think he’s a brilliant player…exciting to watch and he’d be an asset to any team anywhere in the world.

  11. Jayadaddy February 26, 2017 at 5:53 pm

    Too chatty chatty…

  12. orlando February 26, 2017 at 7:26 pm

    you go patty, keep wearing your coloured glasses LOL


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