ThrowingSee also: Ian Meckiff
In the early 1960s, Bradman dealt with the growing prevalence of illegal bowling actions in the game, liaising with the English authorities to help solve a problem that Bradman called "the most complex I have known in cricket, because it is not a matter of fact but of opinion."
Bradman was accused of using Australian paceman Ian Meckiff as a "sacrificial goat", by selecting him to play Tests when it was believed that he privately felt that Meckiff had an illegal action, so that Meckiff would be no-balled, so that it would show that Australia was serious about stamping out throwing. Meckiff was duly called by Colin Egar in December 1964, ending his career. Many cricket writers assailed Bradman and the other selectors for sending Meckiff out to be "executed".
Bradman had hosted a dinner in January 1963 for four visiting state captains at his Adelaide home. There Bradman showed frame-by-frame film of Meckiff and other suspect Australian bowlers, which purported to show incriminating evidence against their bowling actions.
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