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Ex-Oz player Ashley Mallet calls for CA action on 'suspect bowling' issue

Sydney, Oct 13 : Former Australian cricketer Ashley Mallet has called on Australia to take the lead on the world stage and show the International Cricket Council (ICC) that it would not tolerate unfairness over suspect bowling actions.


Mallet's statement came in the backdrop of South Australian batsman Johan Botha being reported for a suspect bowling action and ordered to present for testing during a Ryobi Cup match.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Mallet said that for years, such bowling and the ICC's indifference in dealing with the problem has cast a shadow over the integrity of cricket at all levels, adding that CA should champion a stand against dodgy actions by creating a Bowling Action Review headed by an experienced person of integrity.

Mallet named former British Airways boss and former left-arm spinner Sir Rod Eddington, with his vast experience in business, cricketer-turned judge Michael David, former Test umpire Darryl Hair, selectors John Inverarity and Rod Marsh, former prime ministers and former Test skippers to be on the review.

According to Mallet, the team should be able to come up with a workable plan to put to the ICC and stop forever the issues associated with suspect bowling actions, adding that merely ordering bowlers such as Botha to be 'biomechanically tested' within 14 days of being cited for a suspect action would not make the problem disappear.

--ANI (Posted on 14-10-2013)

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