Former Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Zaka Ashraf believes that India conspired to get spinner Saeed Ajmal and all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez banned from bowling.
Ashraf also noted that the PCB are making a grave mistake by sending both bowlers to get their actions tested at Sri Ramachandra University in Chennai.
“Sending them to Chennai will serve no purpose because I feel it is India which has lobbied behind the scenes to get Saeed and Hafeez suspended from bowling in international cricket,” Ashraf said. “I believe it is India [who] has used its influence to try to keep Hafeez and Ajmal out of the World Cup. I would rather they are sent to Australia for the ICC bowling action tests.
“Sending either Hafeez or Saeed to India is akin to sending someone into a hungry Lion’s cage and then hoping he will return without any harm.”