Controversy over illegitimate bowling actions - a burning issue in the 1950s - flared up again in the mid-to-late-1990s after Muttiah Muralitharan was no-balled repeatedly in Australia. Since then a number of bowlers (Shoaib Akhtar, Shoaib Malik, Harbhajan Singh and Jermaine Lawson prominent among them) have undergone remedial work after having their actions reported.
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Sep 14, 2014

Lehmann backs ICC drive against suspect actions

News: Darren Lehmann, the Australia coach, has said that the ICC's recent crackdown on suspect bowling actions is good for the game

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sep 13, 2014

Only when I bowl the doosra!

Page 2: Saeed Ajmal goes to the doctor after coming down with a nasty case of the chucks

Andrew Hughes

Sep 13, 2014

Illegal bowling actions: FAQs

News: The whats, whys and hows of illegal bowling actions, and the related corrective measures and penalties

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sep 12, 2014

Ajmal's flex more than twice legal limit - ICC report

News: Saeed Ajmal's average elbow extension is more than twice the permissible limit of 15 degrees, according to an ICC report available with ESPNcricinfo following biomechanical testing of his bowling action

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sep 11, 2014

Ajmal skips domestic cricket to work on action

News: Saeed Ajmal has pulled out of the National Twenty20 domestic competition, instead focusing on remedial work on his action at the National Cricket Academy

Umar Farooq

Sep 10, 2014

PCB in talks with Saqlain to help Ajmal

News: Former Pakistan spinner Saqlain Mushtaq said he is in talks with the PCB to help Saeed Ajmal remedy his bowling action but no arrangement had been finalised yet

Nagraj Gollapudi and Umar Farooq

Sep 9, 2014

Saeed Ajmal banned from bowling

News: In a huge blow to Pakistan, offspinner Saeed Ajmal has been banned from bowling in international cricket by the ICC after his action was deemed to be illegal

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sep 9, 2014

'Biggest asset of Pakistan cricket'

News: Twitter reactions to Saeed Ajmal being banned from bowling due to an illegal action

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sep 9, 2014

PCB mulling options after Ajmal ban

News: Hours after Shaharyar Khan said the PCB would appeal the ban on Saeed Ajmal, the board has backtracked from that position and said it was "contemplating its future course of action and weighing all options"

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sep 9, 2014

Workload took toll on Ajmal's action

Features: With biomechanics at the crux of the ICC's testing process, it is important to find out how much of an advantage a kinked action gives to bowling

Osman Samiuddin

Aug 30, 2014

We need sophisticated technology to deal with chucking

Guest Column: Slow-motion 3D replays must be captured in the match environment in order to provide an accurate picture of bowling actions

Darren Berry

Aug 22, 2014

Ajmal heads to Brisbane for testing

News: Pakistan offspinner Saeed Ajmal will leave Colombo for Brisbane early on Saturday to have his bowling action tested at an ICC-accredited facility

Umar Farooq

Aug 21, 2014

Cricket cannot bend rules to accommodate chuckers

Martin Crowe: Maintaining a healthy balance between bat and ball does not mean the authorities must give those with dodgy actions leeway

Martin Crowe

Aug 21, 2014

Senanayake returns after remedial work on action

News: SLC hopes to have Sachithra Senanayake cleared by the ICC over the next few months, after biomechanics experts were confident his action had been remedied

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Aug 12, 2014

Ajmal move reveals ICC's firm hand

Features: The scrutiny over Saeed Ajmal is one of the signs that the ICC is taking greater control in the process of identifying suspect bowling actions by backing match officials and bringing uniformity in testing

Osman Samiuddin

Aug 11, 2014

Ajmal reported for suspect action

News: Pakistan offspinner Saeed Ajmal has been reported for a suspected illegal bowling action, following the first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle.

ESPNcricinfo staff

Jul 28, 2014

Senanayake to get help with correcting action

News: Sri Lanka offspinner Sachithra Senanayake will get help from Daryl Foster, a human movement lecturer at the University of Western Australia, to remedy his bowling action

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

Jul 12, 2014

Senanayake banned from bowling due to action

News: Sachithra Senanayake has been banned from bowling in international cricket, after his action was found to be illegal following bio-mechanical assessment in Cardiff

ESPNcricinfo staff

Jul 6, 2014

Time to enforce Law 24

The Cordon: If umpires are allowed to judge every delivery on its merits, the problem of throwing can be solved

Kartikeya Date

Jun 16, 2014

Why cricket's future is bright

Martin Crowe: Cricket has suffered many evils recently - fixing, chucking, mankading and sledging, to name a few - but it will emerge from the darkness stronger, wiser and better

Martin Crowe
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