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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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He would communicate to the on-field umpire that a no-ball has been delivered, so every delivery on the field would be played as a fair delivery until called otherwise," ESPN Cricinfo quoted Allardice as saying.
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Butt was named as the orchestrator of a plot to bowl deliberate no-balls in the Lord's Test against England in 2010, with Asif and Amir the men who delivered them.
Ex-captain Salman Butt was jailed for 30 months for his role as the "orchestrator" of a plot to bowl deliberate no-balls in the 2010 Lord's Test against England while Mohammad Amir was detained for six months in a young offenders institution.
Butt, team mates Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamer, and agent Mazhar Majeed were accused of contriving deliberate no-balls in return for money.
Amir deliberately bowled no-balls against England in the infamous Lord's Test of 2010, with Pakistan team-mates Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif also found guilty of conspiracy to cheat and conspiracy to obtain and accept corrupt payments.
The trio were part of a conspiracy to bowl no-balls at pre-arranged times during a test match against England at Lord's in August 2010.
The ICC suspension was handed down last February relating to no-balls bowled in the Lord's Test against England in August 2010.
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Butt, 27, was jailed for his role in a plot to bowl deliberate no-balls in the Test against England at Lord's last summer.