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 30, 2014

Video Agarkar: A huge setback for Narine

News and Analysis: Ajit Agarkar has his say after Sunil Narine became the fourth bowler from the Champions League Twenty20 to have his action reported

Sep 30, 2014

Lack of clarity in CLT20 bowling-action policy

News: While CLT20 authorities say bowlers will have to be cleared by the BCCI's suspect bowling-action committee, the official website says the bowler will have to be cleared by the tournament's technical committee

Amol Karhadkar

Sep 30, 2014

ICC's reaction to illegal actions too late - Davison

News: The ICC has been late in penalising bowlers with illegal actions and as a result many upcoming cricketers who have grown up emulating their heroes might be at risk as well, according to John Davison, a Cricket Australia spin coach

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sep 30, 2014

Sunil Narine likely for CLT20 semi-final

News: Kolkata Knight Riders are likely to play Sunil Narine in their CLT20 semi-final against Hobart Hurricanes on October 2. Narine was reported for a suspect action and his side have accepted that decision

Nagraj Gollapudi

Sep 29, 2014

Sunil Narine reported for suspect action

News: Kolkata Knight Riders offspinner Sunil Narine has been reported for a suspected illegal bowling action following his side's 36-run win over Dolphins in the Champions League Twenty20

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sep 27, 2014

ICC's 15-degree rule enough leeway - O'Keefe

News: Australia spinner Steve O'Keefe has admitted that he has little sympathy for the suspended Saeed Ajmal, as he welcomed the ICC's crackdown on bowlers with illegal actions, who O'Keefe believes are "taking the p**s"

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sep 27, 2014

Hafeez reported for suspect action

News: Lahore Lions offspinner Mohammad Hafeez has been reported for a suspect bowling action by the umpires, following the team's Champions League T20 match against Dolphins

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sep 23, 2014

Don't shed tears for chuckers

The Cordon: The ICC's decision to take a stricter view of throwing is an important step forward in eliminating the problem of illegal actions

V Ramnarayan

Sep 22, 2014

Adnan Rasool reported for suspect action

News: Lahore Lions offspinner Adnan Rasool has been reported by the umpires for a suspect bowling action during their clash against Kolkata Knight Riders in Hyderabad on Sunday

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sep 21, 2014

Catch dodgy actions early

Ian Chappell: Kids mimic the cricket heroes of the day, so the problem of throwing must be tackled before players reach the first-class level

Ian Chappell

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
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