INTRODUCTION

1.1 This Policy is effective from 1 February 2014 and details the process for dealing with a Player who is called by an Umpire for throwing in accordance with Law 24.2 or is suspected by the Umpire(s) and/or Match Referee for bowling with an Illegal Bowling Action in a Match.

1.2 Nothing contained herein shall override an Umpire’s responsibility and discretion to apply Law 24, which Umpires are urged to apply with vigilance.

1.3 The Umpires and Match Referee, in deciding whether to report a Player under this Policy, should use the naked eye for viewing the relevant Player’s bowling action during the Match – either live or on television at normal speed. Slow motion video footage or other technological support should only be used to confirm initial suspicions.

1.4 If a Player is called by an Umpire for throwing in accordance with Law 24.2 or is suspected by the Umpire(s) and/or Match Referee for bowling with an Illegal Bowling Action during a Match, the procedures in clause 2 shall apply.

1.5 At the start of each Season, BCCI will circulate to all Match Officials and the relevant Franchisees a list of Players who (a) either were on the Warning List at any time in the previous Season or (b) have been reported in BCCI domestic cricket for a suspected illegal bowling action and (c) in either case have not been Cleared by the Committee (the “Initial List”).

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