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Kumble lauds ICC for crackdown on suspect bowling action

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Former Thursday lauded the ICC for its crackdown on bowlers with suspect action, a far cry from the criticism the apex body faced sporadically in the not-too-distant past for its approach in dealing with the issue.

The spin legend, who has a staggering 619 wickets in Test and placed third in the pecking order, felt the ICC's proactive approach helped bring down the number of bowlers with suspect action in the last two years.

"A fair bit (has been done) from the ICC perspective in terms of looking at the suspected actions and making sure that the world gets rid of that.

"Over the last two years, you don't hear too many issues (about suspect action) coming up. I think overall ICC has done a great job in controlling that (issue)," said at an event here.

Not long ago, the ICC was at the receiving end of criticism from players. While some greats, like Michael Holding, felt it was not doing enough to curb it, the ones who were in the suspect action net, like Mohammed Hafeez, too, reportedly hit out at the apex body.

Pakistan's former star headlined a series of spinners to be reported and reprimanded in the last few years.

Kumble's comments came at an event organised by his Spektacom Technologies, and broadcast partner They announced the launch of a batting called Power Bat.

The Power Bat provides players, coaches, commentators, fans and viewers with a unique way to engage with the sport and help improve their game.

made the remarks on the ICC when asked whether such a technology can be used to tackle suspect action. It was introduced in the Tamil Nadu

Former players V V S Laxman, Abhinav Mukund, and ex-pacer also spoke about how this tool could be useful for budding cricketers.

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First Published: Thu, October 11 2018. 17:10 IST