ICC clears Saeed Ajmal’s bowling action


DUBAI: International Cricket Council (ICC) on Saturday cleared bowling action of Pakistan spin maestro Saeed Ajmal, ARY News reported.

ICC issued report of Ajmal’s bowling action test, which was held on January 24 in Chennai.

Following report, the 37-year old can resume bowling in international cricket, as ICC cleared his bowling action after remedial work and retests.

Bowling action of Ajmal was reported during the Galle Test in Sri Lanka in August last year. He was suspended by the International Cricket Council (ICC) a month later after a bio-mechanical analysis.

Ajmal, whose elbow flex reached 43 degrees, did remedial work under former Pakistan spinner Saqlain Mushtaq. It worked for him as a result of which Ajmal cleared his official test.

As per ICC rules any changes in the World Cup can be made till February 7.

Now it will be interested to see whether Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will consider Ajmal for World Cup or not.

Its is pertinent to mention that umpires are still at liberty to report Ajmal in the future if they believe they are displaying a suspect action and not reproducing the legal actions from the retests. Umpires have been provided with images and video footage of the bowlers’ significantly remodeled legal bowling actions.