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Volume 10 No. 22
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Int'l Cricket Council Wants Increased Scrutiny On Suspect Bowling Actions

The Int'l Cricket Council "believes suspect bowling actions" should be scrutinized more, and "will review its testing and reporting procedures," according to the AAP. The ICC's cricket committee met in Melbourne on Wednesday, "looking at the glut of recent run-fests and asking match referees to check that fields are set with a maximum boundary size." Apart from the search for a "better balance between bat and ball, much of the discussion was centred on illegal actions." ICC GM of Cricket Geoff Allardice noted the group would "review the status quo over the next few months and report back" to the ICC CEOs' committee in October with recommendations. Those suggestions could include "ongoing screening for bowlers that pass their initial biomechanical tests after being reported, and better reporting processes" (AAP, 6/26).