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The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) have agreed to pay legendary spinner Saqlain Mushtaq Rs 1 million per month to help Saeed Ajmal rectify his illegal bowling action.
Ajmal was banned on September 9 after all his deliveries were found to be at least twice over the legal 15-degree flex limit.
“Besides the one million rupees, the PCB will bear all expenses on the biomechanic tests,” a PCB source told PTI. “Saeed will undergo further tests while Saqlain will also be provided with accommodation and other perks.”
The PCB also advised Ajmal not to represent the Faisalabad Wolves in Pakistan’s domestic Twenty20 tournament since they want him to rectify his action as soon as possible. This is because they will be playing Australia next month in the United Arab Emirates.
“He was advised by the cricket board not to play in the domestic cricket [tournament], and instead work on his action with former Pakistan spinner Saqlain Mushtaq, who reaches Lahore on September 21st,” the source said. “Since the championship will continue until September 27 the board felt that Saeed should focus on working with Saqlain, who has been specially hired to remodel the spinner’s action.”