PCB ask ICC when Ajmal can get action re-tested

If Ajmal fails his test, he will be banned from bowling for one year

If Ajmal fails his test, he will be banned from bowling for one year

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The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) have asked the International Cricket Council (ICC) to provide them with a date when spinner Saeed Ajmal can get his bowling action re-tested.

Ajmal was banned from bowling in August after he was found to be flexing his elbow almost three times over the 15-degree limit.

“We have sent an email to the ICC for Ajmal’s official bowling reassessment and are waiting for a date,” the PCB said via a statement.

After being banned, Ajmal worked closely with former Pakistan spinner Saqlain Mushtaq to rectify his bowling action.

In order to ensure that he was making progress, Ajmal has unofficially tested his action twice at Loughborough University.

As a result of this, PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan is confident that Ajmal will be given the green light to resume bowling in international cricket.

“Ajmal called me from London after his unofficial tests and showed confidence that he will get cleared,” Khan said.

However, if Ajmal were to fail his test again, he will be banned from bowling for one year.

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