Ajmal might not play in the World Cup, admits Shaharyar Khan

"When you ask me what are his chances of playing I would say it is 50-50 as of now"

“When you ask me what are his chances of playing I would say it is 50-50 as of now”

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Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan has admitted that spinner Saeed Ajmal might not be able to represent his country in the 2015 World Cup.

Khan’s comments come after Ajmal has been working very hard to rectify his bowling action, which was found to be illegal by the International Cricket Council (ICC).

“I have just spoken to Ajmal before I came here,” Khan told PTI. “He is trying very hard. There are a team of experts working with him headed by Saqlain but the point is he himself admitted that ‘Sir mujhe maloom hain ki galti kahaan huyi hain aur main usse theek karne ki koshish bhi kar raha hoon’ (Sir I know where I have made a mistake and I am trying hard to rectify that).

“I have been told that he has been able to bring his flex angle (elbow use) down considerably but it is still above the permissible limit.

“Ajmal is confident but it indeed is an uphill task. It’s not only doosra or faster ball that is in question but his entire action and it is being changed. When you ask me what are his chances of playing I would say it is 50-50 as of now.”

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