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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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Nov 25, 2014

Ajmal's offspinner and faster delivery remedied

News: A second unofficial test at Loughborough University has found Saeed Ajmal's action for his stock delivery, the offspinner, and his faster balls to be legal

Umar Farooq

Nov 22, 2014

Ajmal targets World Cup return

News: Saeed Ajmal is pleased with the progress he has made with the remedial work on his bowling action, and has said he is targeting the 2015 World Cup for his international comeback

ESPNcricinfo staff

Nov 20, 2014

Never rated my bowling - Hafeez

News: Mohammad Hafeez is confident he will overcome the scrutiny on his action but added that he had never viewed himself as much of bowler and would continue to focus on his batting at international level

Umar Farooq

Nov 13, 2014

Hafeez reported for suspect action

News: Mohammad Hafeez, the Pakistan allrounder, has been reported for suspect action after the first Test against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi

ESPNcricinfo staff

Nov 12, 2014

Moeen chucks out the doosra

News: Moeen Ali will no longer attempt to bowl the doosra for fear of being reported for a suspect action

George Dobell

Nov 8, 2014

Malcolm Waller reported for suspect action

News: Malcolm Waller, the Zimbabwe part-time offspinner, has become the latest bowler to be pulled up by the ICC for a suspect bowling action

ESPNcricinfo staff

Nov 7, 2014

Ajmal to undergo unofficial testing

News: Saeed Ajmal, Pakistan's suspended offspinner, will undergo unofficial testing on his remodelled bowling action at Loughborough University on Monday

Umar Farooq

Nov 1, 2014

Shastri 'glad' at ICC clampdown on suspect actions

News: Former India allrounder Ravi Shastri has said classical spin bowling is on the decline due to the expansion of cricket into three formats

Amol Karhadkar

Oct 30, 2014

Video 'Clampdown on chucking sign of effective ICC'

News and Analysis: Dan Brettig and Melinda Farrell discuss the issues arising from Cricket Australia's annual general meeting, including the West Indies crisis and eradicating illegal bowling actions

Oct 30, 2014

West Indies won't be 'lost' - Edwards

News: Wally Edwards, the chair of the ICC's executive committee, is leaning heavily on what he believes to be a new spirit of good faith at the board table to resolve the current West Indies debacle

Daniel Brettig

Oct 28, 2014

Video 'Majority against straightening of the arm' - Richardson

Press Conference: ICC chief executive David Richardson talks about the 15-degree rule, the debate around straightening of the arm and what the majority in the ICC thinks about it

Oct 28, 2014

SLC wants 'unofficial' Senanayake re-test

News: Sri Lanka offspinner Sachithra Senanayake is to undergo unofficial testing of his bowling action after satisfying the SLC coaching staff with the remedial work he has carried out with them since being reported five months ago

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

Oct 27, 2014

Richardson backs timing of bowling crackdown

News: The ICC's chief executive David Richardson has defended the timing of the recent clampdown on illegal bowling actions, which has resulted in Saeed Ajmal and other spinners being suspended months before a World Cup

Brydon Coverdale

Oct 23, 2014

Ajmal's remedial work with Saqlain extended

News: The PCB's Cricket Committee has extended Saeed Ajmal's remedial work under former spinner Saqlain Mushtaq by 15 days

ESPNcricinfo staff

Oct 22, 2014

Loughborough becomes fourth bowlers' testing centre

News: Loughborough University, home of the ECB's national cricket performance centre, has become the fourth accredited testing centre for suspected illegal bowling actions

ESPNcricinfo staff

Oct 20, 2014

Video Srinath: No place for chucking in cricket

Interviews: Javagal Srinath on the measures BCCI has taken to clam down on chucking, and explains the challenges facing the board on the issue

Oct 20, 2014

How India weeds out its suspect actions

Features: The BCCI set up a three-man committee to tackle the problem of chucking at age-group and domestic cricket, and it has produced significant results in five years

Gaurav Kalra and Sidharth Monga

Oct 20, 2014

Ojha's action reported in domestic cricket previously

News: AV Jayaprakash, the former Test umpire, said India spinner Pragyan Ojha was reported by domestic umpires last year and subsequently cleared by the committee

Sidharth Monga

Oct 19, 2014

Video Srinath: We caught chuckers red-handed

Interviews: Javagal Srinath explains the work done by the BCCI's Illegal Actions Committee to weed out suspect actions from a young age

Oct 19, 2014

Video Srinath: Naked eye the best way to spot chucking

Interviews: Javagal Srinath on the feasibility of calling a bowler for throwing on the field, and the powers of the umpires at domestic level

Oct 19, 2014

Video Srinath: Coaches should rectify their methods

Interviews: Javagal Srinath on how the game can benefit from guidance and proper coaching to eradicate chucking

Oct 19, 2014

Video Srinath: Can't advocate legalising chucking

Interviews: Javagal Srinath believes bowlers with dodgy actions contaminate the game, and have no place on the field

Oct 18, 2014

ICC rebuts UWA, backs new testing methods

News: In a response to concerns raised over its drive against chucking, the ICC has defended its processes of identifying and testing bowlers with suspect actions

ESPNcricinfo staff

Oct 16, 2014

'We can eradicate suspect actions in no time'

News: Indian umpire AV Jayaprakash, who is part of the BCCI's Illegal Actions Committee, believes that India will be purged of bowlers with suspect actions in the near future

ESPNcricinfo staff

Oct 15, 2014

Video Raja: ICC testing process needs to be made public

News and Analysis: Ramiz Raja tells Gaurav Kalra that boards need to know the details of the ICC testing process for bowlers with suspect actions

Oct 15, 2014

Maxwell happy with crackdown on illegal actions

News: Glenn Maxwell is happy about the ICC crackdown on illegal bowling actions, and has said that even though it has come "too late," the game will now have more conventional offspinners

ESPNcricinfo staff

Oct 15, 2014

Loopholes remain in BCCI anti-chucking drive

Features: A BCCI panel has been going after dodgy actions in domestic cricket, resulting in a significant drop in the number of bowlers on the suspect list, but it needs to be enhanced with quicker testing and remedial processes

Amol Karhadkar

Oct 15, 2014

Ajmal rehabilitation on track - Saqlain

News: Saqlain Mushtaq, the former Pakistan offspinner, has said Saeed Ajmal has a 'realistic possibility' of returning to international cricket

Umar Farooq

Oct 3, 2014

Video Mystery spin no excuse for chucking - Maninder

News and Analysis: Former India bowler Maninder Singh says the umpires will now have more 'guts' to report suspect actions and that it is important to crack down on players with such actions

Oct 2, 2014

Video Kalra: Narine will be under instense scrutiny

News and Analysis: The CLT20 banning Sunil Narine from bowling will put him on the radar of umpires in international cricket as well says ESPNcricinfo's Gaurav Kalra

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

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