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    The use of Long Sleeved shirts to mask chucking

    Harbhajan Singh never bowls wearing a half sleeved shirt. Not even on the hottest day will you see Harbhajan bowling without wearing his long sleeved top.

    Shabbir Ahmed (i'm not 100% on this one), is another that I have personally noticed, who alwasy bowls with a long sleeved top.


    Now, this MIGHT be personal preference, but I really think that wearing a long sleeve top covers the 'chuck' alot more than a normal short sleeved top. I've always had doubts over Harbhajan's action, and I think the long sleeve top is one of the reasons he gets away with it.

    What is everyone elses take on this? Is it just me or do others get the same feeling?

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    Sonny Ramadhin used this tactic all his career, he said several years ago - he said his quicker delivery was a throw.

    This tactic would never, ever work in the modern camera era, detection techniques are too sophisticated.
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    shoaib likes the long sleeves or 3 quarter sleeves lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    Sonny Ramadhin used this tactic all his career, he said several years ago - he said his quicker delivery was a throw.

    This tactic would never, ever work in the modern camera era, detection techniques are too sophisticated.
    Sorry, but if the sleeve is somewhat loose, and we're talking about a matter of degrees between what is a throw and what is not, then it could definitely be much harder to asattain (sp) whether or not a delivery is a throw or not.


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    Ascertain. And yes, it can - so if there is any doubt whatsoever about a bowler's action (and remember plenty of bowlers can occasionally look bad without breaching the 15-degree limit) you take a look at him without a long-sleeved shirt on. Then if it looks bad, you send him to UWA for some tests.

    The days when there are 2 or 4 cameras at a game of cricket are gone.
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    Its an easy and effective trick. And it works to a certain extent
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    Yup, you'll notice Sreesanth does exactly the same.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vic_orthdox View Post
    Sorry, but if the sleeve is somewhat loose, and we're talking about a matter of degrees between what is a throw and what is not, then it could definitely be much harder to asattain (sp) whether or not a delivery is a throw or not.
    You've forgotten that modern cameras can see through cloth obviously! Don't let lapses like this occur again
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goughy View Post
    Its an easy and effective trick. And it works to a certain extent
    Indeed. Very Effective.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silentstriker View Post
    Yup, you'll notice Sreesanth does exactly the same.
    Sreesanth actually wears a shirt underneath, and its very tight around the arms. It's nto the loose fitting type that hides the chuck.

    and early on in his career he was short sleeved and wore multiple arm bands... idon't think his action was suspect.

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    Another reason for the use of Long Sleeved Shirts, is to stop getting grazed elbows while fielding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by silentstriker View Post
    Yup, you'll notice Sreesanth does exactly the same.
    Wasn't Sreesanth wearing short sleeves in England last summer?

    EDIT:

    The quoted appears to be untrue.

    Last edited by Jamee999; 30-04-2008 at 06:39 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamee999 View Post
    Wasn't Sreesanth wearing short sleeves in England last summer?

    EDIT:

    The quoted appears to be untrue.

    I am not saying he has never done it. But the vast majority of the time, I see him wearing one, even when no one else is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silentstriker View Post
    I am not saying he has never done it. But the vast majority of the time, I see him wearing one, even when no one else is.
    harbhajan NEVER bowls with short sleeve

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    Sreesanth usually wears a short sleeve shirt with a long sleeved singlet/undershirt of whatever you call them underneath.

    Edit: As deeps said.
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