A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: Are bowlers with suspected bowling actions thriving?

Marlon Samuels is the latest bowler to be suspected for having an unclean action

The Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI), have announced that they would be closely watching bowlers with suspected actions in this year’s edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

With bowlers being kept under close watch, one particular bowler has been warned by his team to be wary, since he is known to not have a clean bowling action.

The bowler, who has already claimed one wicket, has been notified by team management of the franchise he plays for, to wear long sleeved jerseys in order to divert attention away from his bowling action.

The method of covering up bad bowling actions has even been seen at club cricket levels, and the BCCI, are carefully monitoring all bowlers who wear long sleeved jerseys.

Since the one particular bowler has already been notified to be careful of his bowling action, the team management, may decide to avoid speculation by not letting him bowl for a couple of games.

Since the start of the IPL, there have been a few bowlers who have been asked to change their bowling action slightly, since they were suspected of having an unclean action.

Rajasthan Royals spinner Johan Botha, medium pacer Amit Singh and Pune Warriors all-rounder Marlon Samuels, are just some of the bowlers who have been reported with a suspected bowling action, but, have corrected it since then.

With the BCCI keeping a close eye on all bowlers in the IPL, team management officials may try their luck and outsmart the board by covering up a suspected bowler’s action for as long as possible, and see if it gets noticed.

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