Spinners chucking? What is the use?

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Chucking is throwing. I see that pacemen can gain speed and bounce by throwing the ball.

So that is why it is disallowed i guess. Otherwise cricket would be baseball.

Now can anyone explain why would someone be ever concerened about a spinner chucking? I mean you can not spin the ball if you throw it. You may get bounce but useless without spin.

And honestly i see round arm action of a fast-bowler is throwing. I mean if you ask Malinga to bowl with a normal action, I am sure he wouldn't even manage 120KpH..

Try it yourself, with a normal action, you have to bend your arm to 'throw' a ball. But with a round arm action you can 'throw' the bowl without ever bending the arm.

I mean you don't have to bend your elbow to 'throw' and you are not throwing whenevr you are bending your elbow...

Errm I am no expert, just i can not understand this

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You try this. Get a ball. 1)

You try this. Get a ball.

1) Bowl in any weird action with 'intent to *throw* the ball'. Actually you can do that.

2) Bowl and bend your arm when delivering with 'intent not to throw the ball" you can do that too.

For me, I think the fundamental error is in the rules.. It says whenever you bend its chucking and if you have a straight arm it is not chucking.

For me, Murali isn't chucking even if he didn't have an unusual elbow. But as i see, Malinga does throw the ball in the sense of actually 'throwing it'

I donno, this is how i see it

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'Definition of fair delivery – the arm'
A ball is fairly delivered in respect of the arm if, once the bowler's
arm has reached the level of the shoulder in the delivery swing,
the elbow joint is not straightened partially or completely from that
point until the ball has left the hand. This definition shall not debar
a bowler from flexing or rotating the wrist in the delivery swing.

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Yea it is right of you agree

Yea it is right of you agree on one definition and play. So the problem is in the use of words "throwing" and "chucking".

Malinga is a fair bowler. But he actually throws it. :P

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'throwing' in cricket doesnt mean the exact literal meaning of the word.'throwing' means if you break the law I mentioned above

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Okay that explains it when

Okay that explains it when you have a law (definition). But i think the law is devised with the literal meaning of the word. Otherwise it does not make much sense ne.

you know, before this rule, it was up to the umpire to decide.

Btw, even regarding the rule, I can not imagine a spinner getting an edge by breaking it. :S

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