International Cricket Council Endorses Clampdown on Suspected Illegal Bowling Action

Several top bowlers around the world, including star Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal, were reported and subsequently banned this year after their bowling actions were found to be illegal.

Updated: November 10, 2014 22:36 IST
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Saeed Ajmal underwent correction on his bowling action.


Dubai: While announcing it would stick to its stand of no-tolerance approach in dealing with suspected illegal bowling actions, the International Cricket Council (ICC) Board Monday also sought to improve player behaviour and over-rates. (Ajmal Ban Good for the Game: Lehmann)

"The ICC Board endorsed and reiterated its support for the ICC's no-tolerance approach in dealing with suspected illegal bowling actions. It also complimented the Members for supporting the process, and proactively identifying and addressing bowlers with suspected illegal bowling actions at domestic level," the ICC said in a statement Monday. (ICC Approves Revised Anti-Corruption Code)

"The Board noted and supported the more proactive approach of the match officials in international cricket in enforcing better standards of player behaviour and improved over-rates."

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