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ICC Cricket Committee recognises need to scrutinise suspect actions

The ICC also noted that there are bowlers with suspect actions in the cricket world © Getty Images (Representational Image)
The ICC also noted that there are bowlers with suspect actions in the cricket world © Getty Images (Representational Image)

Jun 6, 2014

The International Cricket Council (ICC) is now trying to give more teeth to the mechanism of spotting bowlers with suspect actions. This came when the cricket committee was meeting in Bangalore and they made their recommendations to the ICC about it.

The ICC’s official website said, “The committee noted that there are a number of bowlers with suspect actions currently playing international cricket, and that the ICC’s reporting and testing procedures are not adequately scrutinizing these bowlers.”

The onfield officials will be encouraged to make such calls, “It recommended that changes be considered to encourage umpires and referees to identify suspect bowlers with greater confidence, to use the expertise of the biomechanists working in this area to assume a greater role during the assessment process, and to allow for ongoing scrutiny of bowlers once they have been identified under the ICC procedures.”

In the recent past, there has been a huge uproar over certain bowlers wearing full sleeves and having actions that have been questions. Recently, Sri Lanka’s Sachithra Senanayake was reported for a suspect action.

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