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Is Botha a chucker?

Discussion in 'Cricket Forum' started by Fluffy, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    Watching his doosra on the news last night i would have to say yes.

    I know he has been reported in the past, i wonder if they do find he chucks but unly by 5 degrees if they will change the rules again?
     
  2. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Where there is smoke there is usually fire. His action has been queried before, so you do the math. The ICC made a rod for their own back when they allowed Murali to bowl after Darrell hair called him........600 + test wickets later there is no turning back. It's a blight on the game, in ten years time it'll be like baseball, "bowlers" will stand at the popping crease and unleash whatever they feel like.
     
  3. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    no way will that happen C&C, it will take at least 15 years
     
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    Botha is a chucker
    Murali is a chucker
     
  5. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I see Mr Personality has been reported again. His action is suspect so just pi$$ him off and let's get on with playing within the rules.
     
  6. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Ramiz Raja and Geoff Boycott urge ICC to legalise Saeed Ajmal's doosra
    From Shahid Hashmi in Abu Dhabi, UAE

    April 28, 2009 Former Pakistan captain Ramiz Raja and England batsman Geoff Boycott have urged the game's governing body to legalise the controversial "doosra" delivery, which turns the opposite way to a conventional off-spinner.

    "Why not legalise the art of doosra which gives an off-spinner a variation in an otherwise flat one-sided spin?" begged Raja, who is commentating on Australia's series against Pakistan.

    "I see Saeed Ajmal's action being questioned as unacceptable," he added in reference to the Pakistan bowler being reported by the match officials of the second one-day international held in Dubai last Friday.

    31-year-old Ajmal was reported for his "doosra" - a delivery that is the equivalent to a leg-break bowler's googly. Doosra means "second" or "other one" in Urdu.

    Pakistan's Saqlain Mushtaq, who starred for English county Surrey, was credited with developing the delivery in the late 1990s.

    "It looks very similar to a normal off-break, but rather than spin towards the bat, it goes the other way like a leg-break and it adds to the repertoire of an off-spinner, so I see it as an art," said Raja.

    Sri Lanka's Muttiah Muralitharan, India's Harbhajan Singh and Pakistan's Shoaib Malik have all had their actions cleared by the International Cricket Council's (ICC) human movement specialist panel.

    South Africa off-spinner Johan Botha's doosra action was also reported while playing against Australia.

    Raja said the ICC must relax the laws to allow off-spinners to bowl a "doosra".

    "Why not relax the rules and give two to three degrees more to off-spinners to bowl a doosra," said Raja of ICC rules which allow a maximum limit of 15 degrees of flex, meaning no bowler can extend their elbow beyond that level.

    Former England captain Boycott criticised the decision taken on Ajmal.

    "Muralitharan was cleared, so was Harbhajan, so why question a kid who has just come onto the scene? I think Ajmal has an art and he must execute it," Boycott said.

    Saqlain, who now plays for Burslem club after Surrey refused him a contract for his connection with the rebel Indian Cricket League, said he was ready to coach off-spinners to master "doosra."

    "If they want to bowl doosra they can bowl it legally and I am ready to teach them," Saqlain said from England. "It is a delivery which can be mastered."

    Pakistan coach Intikhab Alam also criticised the ICC's decision, saying they lacked consistency in dealing with bowlers with suspect actions.

    "I am sad and disappointed at the decision," Alam said.

    "Ajmal has played against four countries and nobody raised any finger on his action. I think the ICC lacked consistency in their process."


    "Why not relax the rules and give two to three degrees more to off-spinners to bowl a doosra," said Raja of ICC rules which allow a maximum limit of 15 degrees of flex, meaning no bowler can extend their elbow beyond that level.



    These subcontinental cheats will single handedly be responsible for ruining the traditions of cricket. If someone throws it, they throw it....simple as that. Ban them
     

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