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Pakistan offie Ajmal's action questioned again

Last updated on: July 3, 2012 16:56 IST

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The bowling action of Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal is under a cloud again.

After the first Test in Galle last week, a former Sri Lankan cricketer pointed out that despite the bowler having a questionable action, no one is talking about it.

"Ajmal is getting away with blue murder and nobody's taking any action," the former player was quoted as saying by The Nation.

"Ajmal has never been known to bowl in short sleeves either at practice or in a match, which has raised doubts whether he is actually bending his arm. He wears short sleeves only when he is batting," he added.


Image: Saeed Ajmal
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Sri Lanka had previously raised doubts over the spinner's action in the series played last November in the UAE.

On both occasions the match referee was former Australia opener David Boon.

Ajmal took seven wickets in the first Test at Galle that Sri Lanka won by 209 runs.


Image: Saeed Ajmal
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According to Sri Lankan cricket writer Saadi Thawfeek, some of Ajmal's deliveries go beyond the permissible limit of 15 degrees.

"It is not that all the balls bowled by Ajmal are questionable but a couple of them in an over, especially the top spinner, which Sri Lanka believes goes beyond the permitted 15 degree angle," Thawfeek wrote in this week's The Nation.


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