International bowlers reported for illegal bowling action

International bowlers reported for illegal bowling action

Ajmal Bowling action
Ajmal Bowling action. | Photo Souce : TeleGraph

The news broke out to the world Tuesday 9th September 2014 afternoon that prolific Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal has been banned for a year from international cricket. Ajmal who was reported for suspected action, was proved guilty of flaunting ICC norms in the tests he underwent.

His bowling action was exceeding the 15 degree level of tolerance permitted by the ICC technical committee. This is the reason he has been handed over this ban, Ajmal is now left with the option of working out on his action, modifying it and re-appealing against the ban to ICC.

As Ajmal prepares himself backed by many former players like Saqlain Mustaq and Shoaib Akhtar along with the PCB let’s take a look at other international bowlers who have been reported for illegal bowling action in the past.
The bowlers include players from almost all test playing nation. It has some big names like Brett Lee from Australia, Harbhajan Singh of India, Muttiah Muralitharan the Sri Lankan spin wizard as well.
Check below all the players who have faced similar charges on them from the ICC.

Australia: Ian Meckiff, Brett Lee
Bangladesh: Sohag Gazi, Abdur Razzak
England: James Kirtley
India: Harbhajan Singh
Pakistan: Saeed Ajmal, Shabbir Ahmed, Shoaib Akhtar, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Riaz Afridi, Shahid Afridi
New Zealand: Kane Williamson
South Africa: Johan Botha
Sri Lanka: Muttiah Muralitharan, Sachithra Senanayake
West Indies: Shane Shillingford, Marlon Samuels, Jermaine Lawson
Zimbabwe: Prosper Utseya, Grant Flower, Henry Olonga