View Full Version : Harbhajan reported, risks suspension

March 20, 2005, 07:23 PM
Is Harbhajan the victim of the intense cricket passion that runs between India and Pakistan where no one ill afford to lose? Is it the all out effort to glory that lures a player to cross the rope? Is it really cricket in the end?

There is a gulf between trying hard and cutting corners to defeat the system.

"It was noticeable to the umpires and me that there was an apparent change in action when bowling this delivery between the first innings of the match, when no concerns were raised, and the second, which then prompted the report to be made."

BBC: Harbhajan 'doosra' action probed >> (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/cricket/4366859.stm)

Cricinfo: Harbhajan Singh reported for suspect action >> (http://plus.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/CRICKET_NEWS/2005/MAR/211419_INDPAK2004-05_20MAR2005.html)

March 21, 2005, 02:37 AM
I'll have to side with the umpires here. I've seen Harbajan bowl, every now and then he'll simply THROW the damn thing.

March 21, 2005, 06:41 AM
Originally posted by couger
I'll have to side with the umpires here. I've seen Harbajan bowl, every now and then he'll simply THROW the damn thing.

agreed...specially the one that goes away...

March 22, 2005, 02:15 PM
This time Bhaji will be fried alive.

March 22, 2005, 02:33 PM
This time Bhaji will be fried alive.

ICC has messed up the rules so much in an attempt to save a certain cricketer that it will be difficult to punish anyone now. According to the ICC site

Harbhajan Singh will now undergo independent analysis of his action by a member of the ICC's panel of human movement specialists.

This will take place as soon as practically possible, and within a maximum period of 21 days from receipt by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) of formal notice of the report by the ICC, together with copies of the relevant match tapes from the Kolkata Test.

Within 14 days of the independent analysis being carried out, the appointed specialist will supply the ICC with a written report advising the outcome of the bio-mechanical assessment. This will confirm whether the bowler's action falls within, or exceeds, the 15 degrees of permitted elbow straightening.

As soon as the specialist's independent assessment is received by the ICC, a copy will be supplied to the BCCI. Mr Singh will be allowed to play international cricket up to this point, at the discretion of his Board.


Harby was reported recently. But the current set of rules came into force on March 1. So

A second report within the space of two years proving an illegal action would see the bowler suspended from all international cricket for a minimum period of 12 months.

may not apply for him.

Edited on, March 22, 2005, 7:35 PM GMT, by Tintin.