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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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Jan 17, 2013

Tendulkar's perfect balance

: While the team, the country and the sport changed around him, Tendulkar remained constant

Sharda Ugra

Jan 25, 2012

Should we give the doosra a little leeway?

Rob Steen: What if spinners were allowed to flex their arms 20 degrees while bowling?

Rob Steen

Aug 7, 2011

The 15-degree rule

Turning Points: After tests proved that even those with visibly clean actions bowled with bent elbows, the ICC had no choice but to alter the laws

Sidharth Monga

May 26, 2011

Ire in Babylon

The Cordon: Where was once there was fire, now there is ire. West Indian fast bowlers are making a healthy business out of whispering into television and radio microphones

Kamran Abbasi

Nov 29, 2009

Australian in doosra-bowling horror

Page 2: Jason Krejza produces one that goes the other way. And gets away scot-free

Jarrod Kimber

Aug 23, 2009

Murali goes beyond the 15-degree, says Richardson

News: Mark Richardson has reopened the question over Muttiah Muralitharan's bowling action by saying that he was convinced many of his deliveries were well beyond the 15-degree allowance

ESPNcricinfo staff

Jul 27, 2009

Australian coaches give doosra the flick

News: Australian offspinners are unlikely to get much local help in learning the doosra after several of the nation's leading spin coaches agreed to banish the delivery

ESPNcricinfo staff

Jul 7, 2009

Donald to help MacLeod with bowling action

News: The 20-year-old Scotland fast bowler was left out of the national team over concerns about an illegal bowling action.

ESPNcricinfo staff

May 24, 2009

Ajmal action gets ICC's green signal

News: The ICC has cleared the bowling action of Pakistan offspinner Saeed Ajmal

ESPNcricinfo staff

May 12, 2009

Botha's doosra ruled illegal by ICC

News: Johan Botha, the South African vice-captain, has been given the green light to play in the World Twenty20 on the proviso he does not bowl his controversial doosra

Alex Brown

May 10, 2009

Amit Singh reported for second time

News: Rajasthan Royals right-arm medium-fast bowler Amit Singh has been reported for a suspect bowling action for the second time in the IPL

ESPNcricinfo staff

May 8, 2009

Rajasthan's Amit Singh reported for suspect action

News: Amit Singh, the Rajasthan Royals right-arm medium-fast bowler, has been reported for a suspect action

ESPNcricinfo staff

May 4, 2009

Kamran Khan to undergo two weeks of rehabilitation

News: Rajasthan Royals fast bowler Kamran Khan will undergo two weeks of rehabilitation for a suspect bowling action, the IPL's technical committee decided on Sunday

ESPNcricinfo staff

May 4, 2009

CSA confident Botha will be cleared

News: South Africa have included their vice-captain Johan Botha in their 15-man squad for the World Twenty20 beginning on June 5 in England despite the left-arm spinner being reported for a suspect action

ESPNcricinfo staff

May 1, 2009

No extra elbow room

Snap Poll: In the wake of the call by Ramiz Raja to allow offspinners extra leeway for the doosra, we asked four experts: should more than 15 degrees of flexion be permitted for the delivery?

Interviews by Nagraj Gollapudi

May 1, 2009

Kamran Khan reported for suspect action

News: Kamran Khan, the 18-year old Rajasthan Royals rookie left-arm seamer, has been reported for a suspect action

ESPNcricinfo staff

Apr 29, 2009

PCB fines Ajmal for outburst

News: Saeed Ajmal has been fined by the Pakistan Cricket Board for an undisclosed amount for speaking out after being reported for a suspect bowling action

ESPNcricinfo staff

Apr 27, 2009

Ramiz and Boycott call for legalising doosra

News: Their comments came after Saeed Ajmal, the Pakistan offspinner was reported by the match officials for a suspect action over the doosra he bowled during the second ODI against Australia in Dubai on Friday

ESPNcricinfo staff

Apr 26, 2009

Saeed Ajmal reported for suspect action

News: Saeed Ajmal, the Pakistan offspinner, has been reported for a suspect bowling action

Alex Brown

Apr 22, 2009

Suspect action costs Botha IPL contract

News: The move by umpires to report Johan Botha for a suspect action in the fourth one-day international against Australia might have cost the spinner a lucrative IPL contract.

Alex Brown
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