Mike Hesson © Getty Images
Mike Hesson said that ICC’s crackdown on bowlers with suspect actions is good for the game © Getty Images

Sep 11, 2014

New Zealand coach Mike Hesson is glad that the International Cricket Council (ICC) is cracking down hard on bowlers with suspect actions. Hesson said that sometimes the most dominant players in the game got away with suspect actions, which was bad for the game.

According to radiosport.co.nz, Hesson said, “They’ve been letting guys get away with what they’ve been doing for too long and it’s at a point where they’re often the most dominant players in the game and they’ve got an illegal bowling action. So they need to sort them out so I think it’s a good thing for the game.”

Hessons statement comes even after one of his own players, Kane Williamson, was earlier this year reported during the Black Caps’ tour of West Indies. In addition to the likes of Williamson, Sachithra Senanayake and Sohag Gazi, Saeed Ajmal and Al-Amin Hossain are the latest casualties of the ICC’s strictness. While Ajmal has been banned from bowling with immediate effect, Hossain was reported as recently as Wednesday.