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Lehmann hit for comments

Darren Lehmann has been charged under Cricket Australia's code of behaviour.

The action has been taken after Lehmann questioned the legitimacy of the bowling action of West Indies allrounder Marlon Samuels.

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

Samuels' bowling played a part in the Renegades' victory and led to Lehmann asking how the off-spinner could bowl at 120 km-per-hour off a run-up of just a few paces.

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

The former Australia batsman has now been charged under a clause in the code which prohibits detrimental public comment.