Suspect bowling: BCCI keeps mum
The Cricket Board has introduced video analysis of all its domestic cricket matches and follows a system similar to the International Cricket Council over bowlers having suspect delivery styles, according to BCCI Chief Administrative Officer Ratnakar Shetty.
While neither confirming nor denying news reports that 13 bowlers in all are reported to have bowling actions not conforming to the rules of the game, he said it follows a course similar to the one adopted on this matter by the world governing council for the game, ICC.
"As all are aware we have been video recording all matches from the current season. The director of umpires, S Venkataraghavan, who looks into various aspects when viewing the footage, reviews these.
"We just cannot throw away bowlers even if they are said to have doubtful actions. We follow a procedure similar to that adopted by the ICC in these matters," Shetty said.
"We are trying to improve our system and I cannot say anything more on the issue," he added. The BCCI CAO was responding to today's news reports that some of the bowlers, 13 in all, whose actions have been put under the scanner following the Ranji Trophy tournament are seen in action in the ongoing Duleep Trophy event.
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