The ICC will adhere to the existing rules on illegal bowling action until a newly-appointed sub-committee completes its research on the issue.
updated: February 25, 2007 10:06 IST
London:The International Cricket Council will adhere to the existing rules on illegal bowling action until a newly-appointed sub-committee completes its research on the much-debated issue. The decision, taken after the Cricket Committee-Playing deliberated on the issue during its meeting in Dubai, would mean Sri Lankan off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan cannot bowl his 'doosra' - the delivery that spins away from the right handers - for now. Murali can, however, expect a fair representation in the sub-committee, as it comprises among others former Lankan batsman Aravinda de Silva. But any review of the existing rules on tolerance levels for bowlers would be made only after the sub-committee completes its research into spin bowling, which is expected only by the "last quarter of this year". (PTI)