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no-ball

1. Cricket an illegal ball, as for overstepping the crease, throwing, etc., for which the batting side scores a run, and from which the batsman can be out only by being run out
2. Rounders an illegal ball, esp one bowled too high or too low
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Left-armer Perera has never been called for no-balling at home - although his action is believed to have been looked at by Sri Lankan officials - and any discrepancies were not reported to the match officials at Lord's yesterday.
SPORTING have hit back at claims that they have been no-balling punters over one of their long-term World Cup markets, writes Steve Davies.
On the last Ashes tour in Melbourne, Langer had a sense-of-humour bypass when he lambasted the travelling hordes for playfully no-balling Brett Lee as if to suggest he was a chucker.
Matthew Hoggard bagged 14 wickets in the two Bangladesh matches but is causing Vaughan worry after no-balling 23 times.
Barmy Army spokesman Paul Burnham insisted t heir chants were meant as a joke, claiming:``Watching the guys' faces while they were no-balling Lee, you could tell they were smiling.
It had been rumoured that Sri Lankan officials were advising the off-spinner not to play in the three-nation tri-series for fear that he gets embroiled in more no-balling controversies.
I remember him having a huge problem with his run-up when I was at Glamorgan because he was no-balling a lot, but I remember seeing the speed then and that really impressed me.
Emerson said he did not regret no-balling Muralitharan and believes his forthright manner cost him his job.
It ended a difficult tour for the Sri Lankans, marked by the no-balling of off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan for throwing, and the six-match suspended sentence for captain Arjuna Ranatunga after his clash with umpire Ross Emerson.
Ranatunga escaped a lengthy ban for his hostile bust-up with Aussie umpire Ross Emerson following the official's no-balling of Muttiah Muralitharan against England on Saturday.