Is underarm bowling allowed in cricket?

Underarm bowling was legally allowed in cricket but it was never considered as ‘within the spirit of the game’. But the infamous underarm delivery from Trevor Chappell against New Zealand in 1981 resulted in the immediate banning of underarm bowling in cricket.

 New Zealand needed six runs to tie, when Greg Chappell, Trevor’s older brother who was also the captain, asked him to ball an underarm ball along the ground so that the batsman Brian McKechnie won’t be able to hit a six. The incident was severely criticized everywhere and Greg and Trevor to date regret it.

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