Chucking

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.


An arm sleeve that tells you if you're chucking
An arm sleeve that tells you if you're chucking

A team of Pakistani engineers has developed a wearable piece of technology that measures elbow flex in bowlers in real time

Engelbrecht's reworked action deemed legal
Engelbrecht's reworked action deemed legal

Cape Cobras offspinner Sybrand Engelbrecht has been cleared to resume bowling with immediate effect following a nod from an independent assessment

'Biomechanics takes the guesswork out of coaching'
'Biomechanics takes the guesswork out of coaching'

Former fast bowling legend and coach extraordinaire, Frank Tyson has been patrolling the frontiers where sport meets science for decades now. He spoke about studying techniques, why Indian batsmen are bad on bouncy wickets, and chucking

The magic is gone from Saeed Ajmal
The magic is gone from Saeed Ajmal

With his remodelled action he's unlikely to scale the heights he did before

Hafeez banned from bowling for 12 months
Hafeez banned from bowling for 12 months

Pakistan allrounder Mohammad Hafeez has been banned from bowling for 12 months after his action was found to be illegal a second time since November 2014

Narine to undergo test in Chennai again
Narine to undergo test in Chennai again

Kolkata Knight Riders have decided to send Sunil Narine for another test of his bowling action after the match officials expressed "concerns" over "fair amount" of deliveries the offspinner bowled in the match against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Wednesday in V

Narine reported for suspect action again
Narine reported for suspect action again

Kolkata Knight Riders offspinner Sunil Narine has been reported by the match officials for a suspect action following the match against Sunrisers Hyderabad on April 22

Hafeez cleared to bowl in international cricket
Hafeez cleared to bowl in international cricket

Mohammad Hafeez, the Pakistan allrounder, has been cleared to bowl in international cricket after the results of a test conducted on his bowling action in an ICC-accredited facility in Chennai on April 9

Ajmal and Gazi cleared to bowl again
Ajmal and Gazi cleared to bowl again

Pakistan's Saeed Ajmal and Bangladesh's Sohag Gazi can resume bowling in international cricket, after the ICC cleared their bowling actions following remedial work and retests

Narine pulls out of West Indies' World Cup squad
Narine pulls out of West Indies' World Cup squad

West Indies' worries ahead of World Cup 2015 have intensified with their premier spinner Sunil Narine deciding to pull out of the squad

Can rehabilitated bowlers be as effective as they were before?
Can rehabilitated bowlers be as effective as they were before?

A bent arm helps you gain speed and add revolutions to the ball. It stands to reason that without it, a spinner's effectiveness is bound to be diminished

Ajmal's official reassessment on January 24
Ajmal's official reassessment on January 24

Suspended Pakistan offspinner Saeed Ajmal will undergo official ICC testing in Chennai on January 24, to assess his remodelled bowling action

Hafeez fails unofficial bowling test
Hafeez fails unofficial bowling test

Pakistan allrounder Mohammad Hafeez failed an unofficial test on his remodeled bowling action in Chennai, although by marginal degrees

Pragyan Ojha banned from bowling
Pragyan Ojha banned from bowling

Left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha has been barred from bowling in competitive cricket after his action was found to be illegal

Ajmal pulls out of World Cup squad
Ajmal pulls out of World Cup squad

Saeed Ajmal has withdrawn himself from the Pakistan World Cup squad as his remodeled bowling action needs further remedial work before it can be officially retested

Waller suspended from bowling in internationals
Waller suspended from bowling in internationals

Malcolm Waller, the Zimbabwe offspinning allrounder, has become the latest to be suspended from bowling in international cricket

Pretoria accredited as new ICC testing center
Pretoria accredited as new ICC testing center

The University of Pretoria has been accredited by the ICC as the latest testing center for suspected illegal bowling actions

Utseya cleared, but can't bowl offspin
Utseya cleared, but can't bowl offspin

Zimbabwe's Prosper Utseya can resume bowling in international cricket, but he still won't be allowed to bowl his offbreak

Hafeez to undergo rehabilitation in Chennai
Hafeez to undergo rehabilitation in Chennai

Pakistan allrounder Mohammad Hafeez will be sent to Chennai to undergo remedial work and tests on his bowling action, the PCB said on Wednesday

Senanayake, Williamson cleared to bowl
Senanayake, Williamson cleared to bowl

Sri Lanka offspinner Sachithra Senanayake and New Zealand's Kane Williamson have been cleared to resume bowling in international cricket by the ICC