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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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 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

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

Jun 12, 2014

There's more grey to chucking than we might think

Osman Samiuddin: The drive to purge the game of bowlers with suspect actions may have been suppressed a little but the moralising remains

Osman Samiuddin

Jun 10, 2014

Cricket's twin towers of evil

The Cordon: If the game's custodians are serious about stamping out fixing and chucking they must empower umpires and encourage respected players to speak out and share information about wrongdoing

V Ramnarayan

May 30, 2014

Chucking: the debate rages pointlessly on

The Cordon: For some reason, many among us seem unable to accept scientific explanations that account for so-called dodgy actions

Hassan Cheema

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

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
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