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Saeed Ajmal reported for suspect bowling action during 1st Test against Sri Lanka

Saeed Ajmal has to undergo tests on his bowling action within 21 days © AFP
Saeed Ajmal has to undergo tests on his bowling action within 21 days © AFP

By Nishad Pai Vaidya

Aug 11, 2014

Pakistan off-spinner, Saeed Ajmal‘s has been reported for a suspect action. The officials voiced their concerns about his action during the recently concluded first Test between Sri Lanka and Pakistan at Galle. This is a huge development as Ajmal is one of the leading spinners in the world and has been one of the toughest bowlers in all formats.

The ICC’s official website reported that Ajmal will now undergo tests in the next 21 days over his action. However, Ajmal will be allowed to continue bowling in this period. Thus, he will play the second Test against Sri Lanka at Colombo. In the last few months, Sachithra Senanayake and Kane Williamson were reported. Both Williamson and Senanayake have been suspended from bowling after the tests. Read: Bowlers who returned after being suspended for suspect bowling actions

ICC’s press release stated, “The match officials’ report, which was handed over to Pakistan team manager Moin Khan on Sunday, cited concerns over a number of deliveries that were considered to be suspect and concluded that the bowler’s action needed to be tested.”

This is the second time Ajmal’s action has come under ICC scanner. In the past, a few players have voiced their concerns about Ajmal’s action. This year, Stuart Broad had tweeted about Ajmal’s action, which wasn’t taken kindly by the off-spinner. In 2009, Ajmal was first reported during Pakistan’s series against Australia in the Middle East, but he was cleared a month down the line.

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