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Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal has received a central contract despite being banned from bowling.
Ajmal has been banned from bowling since September, but will have his action officially retested at the Sri Ramachandra University in Chennai on January 24.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) have revealed that the central contracts will run from January till March 31.
Interestingly enough, Ajmal still received a Grade A contract despite not having played any international cricket for approximately four months.
“PCB has extended central contracts up to March 31, 2015,” a PCB release said. “The central contracts awarded for the year 2015 will be awarded in April.”
Grade A: Misbah-ul-Haq, Younis Khan, Mohammad Hafeez, Saeed Ajmal, Shahid Afridi, Junaid Khan
Grade B: Ahmed Shehzad, Umar Akmal, Umar Gul
Grade C: Asad Shafiq, Azhar Ali, Adnan Akmal, Khurram Manzoor, Nasir Jamshed, Abdul Rehman
Grade D: Sohaib Maqsood, Sarfraz Ahmed, Bilawal Bhatti, Sharjeel Khan, Zulfiqar Babar, Fawad Alam, Ehsan Adil, Mohammad Irfan, Wahab Riaz, Raza Hasan, Umar Amin, Haris Sohail, Rahat Ali, Shan Masood, Mohammad Talha, Anwar Ali, Yasir Shah, Sohail Khan