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Pakistan spinner Ajmal reported for suspect bowling action

Last updated on: August 11, 2014 15:02 IST

Pakistan spinner Ajmal reported for suspect bowling action

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Pakistan's Saeed Ajmal, widely regarded as the world's best off-spinner, has been reported for a suspected illegal bowling action during his side’s seven-wicket loss in the first Test to Sri Lanka, at the Galle International Stadium on Sunday.

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, read a statement from the International Cricket Council on Monday

Ajmal’s bowling action will now be scrutinised further under the ICC process relating to suspected illegal bowling actions reported in Tests, ODIs and T20Is.

He is required to undergo testing within 21 days.

During this period, Ajmal is permitted to continue bowling in international cricket until the results of the testing are known.


Image: Saeed Ajmal
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