Saeed Ajmal suspended by ICC: Saqlain Mushtaq promises to help
The analysis revealed that all deliveries by Saeed Ajmal exceeded the 15 degrees level of tolerance permitted under the regulations © AFP


Sep 9, 2014


Former Pakistan spinner Saqlain Mushtaq on Tuesday promised to help Saeed Ajmal, who was suspended by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for illegal bowling action. Read full report here.


He tweeted that he will help the Pakistan right-arm spinner if he was asked to.



Earlier, ICC in a media release stated, “The International Cricket Council today [on Tuesday] confirmed that an independent analysis has found the bowling action of Pakistan’s off-spinner Saeed Ajmal to be illegal and, as such, the player has been suspended from bowling in international cricket with immediate effect. The analysis revealed that all his deliveries exceeded the 15 degrees level of tolerance permitted under the regulations.”


“Saeed, who was reported after the first Test match against Sri Lanka in Galle last month, can apply a re-assessment after he has modified his bowling action in accordance with clause 2.4 of the Regulations for the Review of Bowlers Reported with Suspected Illegal Bowling Actions.”


“The analysis was performed on 25 August by the ICC’s accredited team of Human Movement Specialists using the National Cricket Centre in Brisbane.”


The ban implies that Ajmal will not be available for Pakistan’s series against Australia in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) starting next week.