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Legendary Australia captain Ricky Ponting has announced that he supports the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) crackdown on illegal bowling actions.
However, Ponting noted that the ICC should have taken action earlier since bowlers with suspect actions have been allowed to carry on bowling “for way too long”.
“I’m absolutely for it,” Ponting told Cricket Australia’s website. “I believe a lot of that’s gone on for way too long. You ask all the players who have played in the last 15 years, and probably the first thing that would come to mind that they would like to change in the game would be eradicating some of the actions that have been more than just unusual if you like, or suspect.
“There’s been some [actions] – as we’ve seen with some of the degrees that have been reported over the last couple of weeks – [that have] been quite extreme, and I’m a big supporter of trying to eradicate those sorts of actions out of the game.”