An evaluation of biomechanical measures of bowling action legality in cricket

@article{Ferdinands2007AnEO,
  title={An evaluation of biomechanical measures of bowling action legality in cricket},
  author={Ren{\'e} Edouard Ferdinands and Uwe Gustav Kersting},
  journal={Sports Biomechanics},
  year={2007},
  volume={6},
  pages={315 - 333}
}
Cricket bowling is traditionally thought to be a rigid-arm motion, allowing no elbow straightening during the delivery phase. Conversely, research has shown that a perfectly rigid arm through delivery is practically unattainable, which has led to rule changes over the past years. The current rule requires a bowler not to increase the elbow angle by more than 15°, thus requiring a measurement to confirm legality in “suspect” bowlers. The aims of this study were to evaluate whether the current… Expand

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