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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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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 14, 2014

Secrecy the sticking point as ICC falls out with testing centre

News: The ICC's recent concerted campaign against illegal actions has brought it into a position of significant professional disagreement with the agency long involved in its tests

George Dobell

Oct 14, 2014

The scientific stand-off between ICC and their critics

News: A look at the loopholes that UWA says can be found in current bowling-action testing procedures

George Dobell

Oct 13, 2014

Chucking crackdown 20 years too late - Hair

News: Former international umpire Darrell Hair has said the ICC's crackdown on bowlers with suspect actions has come 20 years too late

ESPNcricinfo staff

Oct 9, 2014

Suspect actions allowed 'for way too long' - Ponting

News: Ricky Ponting has joined the list of former players supporting the recent crackdown on chucking, declaring that suspect actions had been allowed to go on "for way too long"

ESPNcricinfo staff

Oct 9, 2014

Gazi could work with coaches who helped Razzak

News: The Bangladesh Cricket Board will try and give Sohag Gazi the same support to work on his action that was given to Abdur Razzak in 2008

Mohammad Isam

Oct 9, 2014

Ajmal attempts to drill in new action

News: Saeed Ajmal has been rigorously practising bowling with a straight elbow to get his arm used to it, and by his own admission, has repeated a drill around 7000 times in the last three weeks

Umar Farooq

Oct 8, 2014

Chucking: the irony

The Cordon: Just as political views may change over the course of time, our opinion of chuckers tends to be remarkably inconsistent. Case in point: Murali

Michael Jeh

Oct 8, 2014

Wrong time to ban bowlers with suspect actions - Richards

News: Former West Indies captain Viv Richards has said the ICC's crackdown on bowlers with suspect actions has not come at the correct time

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

Oct 8, 2014

Sohag Gazi suspended from bowling

News: Bangladesh offspinner Sohag Gazi has been suspended from bowling in international cricket

ESPNcricinfo staff

Oct 8, 2014

Prosper Utseya's action found to be illegal

News: Zimbabwe offspinner Prosper Utseya has been banned from bowling in international cricket after his action was found to exceed the ICC's 15-degree limit

ESPNcricinfo staff

Oct 7, 2014

'Granddad, what was an offspinner?'

Page 2: An old-timer tells the tale of an extinct species

James Marsh

Oct 7, 2014

Shastri backs suspect-action clampdown

News: Ravi Shastri has backed the strong stance taken by his colleagues on the ICC's cricket committee against bowlers with suspect actions, but admitted that the crackdown could have been done two-three years earlier

Amol Karhadkar

Oct 5, 2014

Narine will come back stronger - Gambhir

News: Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir is confident Sunil Narine will return a "better bowler and a stronger individual"

Gaurav Kalra

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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