Ajmal’s bowling action still illegal

"The amount of elbow extension is still over the 15-degree limit"

“The amount of elbow extension is still over the 15-degree limit”

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After having travelled to Loughborough University to get his action unofficially tested, it has been revealed that Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal’s bowling action is still illegal.

Even though he has worked closely with Saqlain Mushtaq for more than a month to rectify his action, which was deemed illegal by the International Cricket Council (ICC) in September, Ajmal is still flexing his elbow over the 15-degree limit.

“There is clearly a substantial improvement from the previous official test where the average elbow extension was 40 degrees but the amount of elbow extension is still over the 15-degree limit,” the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)¬†quoted from Dr. Mark King’s report. “It is likely that with additional work the bowler can bowl within the 15 degree limit.”

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