CHUCKING- spinners’ nightmare
It hasn’t been much fun recently being an international spinner. In this year, many spin bowlers, most of them off-spinners, have been reported by on-field umpires to the International Cricket Council for suspect bowling actions, in which their arm appears to extend by more than the legal limit of 15 degrees.
In other words, they have been accused of chucking.
The spinners in question are from different countries: Sohag Gazi of Bangladesh; Prosper Utseya of Zimbabwe; Kane Williamson of New Zealand, Saeed Ajmal of Pakistan, Sachitra Senanayake of Sri Lanka. Ajmal, unarguably the best spinner in world cricket pulled out from the world cup.