ICC’s crackdown on bowling actions should have happened after the World Cup, says Waqar Younis

"The suspensions will badly [hurt] the teams whose bowlers got suspended or questioned"

“The suspensions will badly [hurt] the teams whose bowlers got suspended or questioned”

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Pakistan head coach Waqar Younis has announced that the International Cricket Council (ICC) should have launched their crackdown on illegal bowling actions after the 2015 World Cup.

Younis’ comments come after Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal was banned from bowling since┬áhe was found to be flexing his elbow almost three times over the 15-degree limit.

“Is this the right time to enforce the protocols and the technology?” Waqar told AFP. “I am asking this because every team plans ahead of the World Cup, and the suspensions will badly [hurt] the teams whose bowlers got suspended or questioned. I mean the protocols and the technology should have been enforced after the World Cup.”

When asked if spinners should continue bowling the doosra since it is one of the most highly scrutinised deliveries, Younis said: “When a bowler bowls a doosra, his elbow must bend beyond limits, that’s natural and I think a solution must be found.”

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