Ajmal’s flex nearly three times over the legal limit

"The mean of Ajmal's deliveries was 37 degrees"

“The mean of Ajmal’s deliveries was 37 degrees”

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It has been revealed that Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal’s elbow flex during his biomechanical tests were nearly three times over the legal limit.

According to the International Cricket Council (ICC) report, Ajmal was found to be flexing his elbow up to an average of 42 degrees, despite the limit being 15.

Ajmal was reported for having a suspicious bowling action following the first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle. He was banned on September 9 after having his action tested at the National Cricket Centre in Brisbane.

“Some of the deliveries had very high elbow extension, over 40 degrees,” Pakistan Cricket Boarc (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan. “The mean of Ajmal’s deliveries was 37 degrees which again is high and now we have a challenge to do the remedial work.”

Ajmal will start his remedial programme on September 15 at the National Cricket Academy in Lahore.

 

Results of over-by-over testing as per the ICC report

 

1st over, offspin over the wicket: Average elbow extension 39 degrees

 

2nd over, offspin over the wicket: 37 degrees

 

3rd over, offspin around the wicket: 41 degrees

 

4th over, offspin around the wicket (wide of the crease): 41 degrees

 

5th over, offspin around the wicket: 42 degrees

 

6th over, doosra around the wicket: 40 degrees

 

7th over, quicker balls around the wicket: 38 degrees

 

8th over, quicker balls over the wicket: 42 degrees

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