Ajmal to get action unofficially tested

"I am going to England confident of [passing] the tests"

“I am going to England confident of [passing] the tests”

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After having worked with Saqlain Mushtaq for more than a month, Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal will get his remodelled action unofficially tested at Loughborough University on Monday.

Once the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) receives the results, they will make a decision on whether to get Ajmal’s action officially tested by the International Cricket Council (ICC) prior to the start of the 2015 World Cup.

Ajmal will travel to England on November 8 and have his action tested by Dr. Mark King, who is a member of the ICC Panel of Human Movement Specialists.

“I have made some changes to my action and I am comfortable with the new action,” Ajmal said. “I am also confident whenever I am back I will be as effective as before. I have already undergone some informal tests under the supervision of our experts so I am going to England confident of [passing] the tests.”

Speaking about the national team’s 2-0 whitewashing of Australia in the recently concluded Test series, Ajmal stated that he was pleased to see fellow spinners Zulfiqar Babar and Yasir Shah enjoying a lot of success.

Babar finished the series with 14 wickets, while Shah picked up 12.

“There was never a sense of competition with them and I am happy for the newcomers for their performances recently,” Ajmal said. “I never felt any insecurity with the presence of any spinner in the Pakistan domestic circuit as everyone who does the hand work reaps the fruit.

“I was probably the first one who during my playing days pointed out many potential spinners like Adnan Rasool. So there was never any competition. The important thing is victory of Pakistan and whoever plays it’s the performance that matters. Sadly I wasn’t part of Pakistan team that beat Australia and I do miss playing for Pakistan but it’s all about destiny.”

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