PCB unhappy with Ajmal’s decision to get bowling action retested on January 24

"The situation is such that Saeed is pretty much dictating things to the board"

“The situation is such that Saeed is pretty much dictating things to the board”

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It has been reported that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) are unhappy with spinner Saeed Ajmal’s decision to get his bowling action retested at the Sri Ramachandra University in Chennai on January 24.

According to one source, the board still cannot understand why Ajmal is in such a hurry to get his action cleared.

“The board was also not happy when Saeed all off a sudden during his stay in England went and appeared for a private biomechanics test in Edgbaston,” the source added. “Although the test later showed that Saeed’s corrected bowling action was within the 15 degrees limit allowed by the ICC but the board is not convinced of its validity.”

The source also noted that relations between Ajmal and the PCB have started to turn frosty after the spinner told the board to pay for the private biomechanics test.

“The situation is such that Saeed is pretty much dictating things to the board, which does not want any unwanted controversy before the World Cup,” the source said. “Saeed’s statement about not wanting to go to Chennai also didn’t please the board officials who have been supportive of the bowler since his suspension from bowling in international cricket due to his illegal bowling action.”

Another source stated that Ajmal is desperate to get his action cleared so that he can sign a lucrative contract with a top county team in England.

“He has a deadline from the county to sign the contract for this year and obviously unless he clears the ICC test he can’t sign the contract,” the source said.

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