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Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal has been reported for a suspicious bowling action following the conclusion of the first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle.
Ajmal will have to undergo a biomechanical test within 21 day, but will still be allowed to bowl during that period.
According to the International Cricket Council (ICC), the match officials were concerned about a number of deliveries that Ajmal bowled during the first Test.
However, Pakistan team manager Moin Khan has announced that he is confident Ajmal will be cleared.
“We were informed by the ICC and it came up as a surprise,” he said. “But it’s just a procedure as he is going to undergo a re-test on his action and we are sure that he will be cleared and will be available thereafter. Meanwhile we will play him in the next Test. There is no panic at all, he is still our best bowler and we all support him.”
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) added: “Once such a report has been made, the ICC rules take over and the entire process is controlled and regulated by these rules. The PCB has no choice but to wait for the outcome of the process before proceeding further in the matter.”