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Worcestershire have re-signed Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal after he had his bowling action cleared by the International Cricket Council (ICC).
Ajmal is expected to link up with the English county for the second half of the upcoming season.
If Pakistan’s tour of Bangladesh in April-May does not go ahead, Ajmal may join Worcestershire for the first two months of the season. However, since negotiations are still going on, Ajmal has confirmed that he will be available after Pakistan’s tour of Sri Lanka, which concludes at the beginning of July.
“I’ve had this difficult spell of my career with my action but I knew I would come through it and have had the support not only of Pakistan but also Worcestershire throughout,” Ajmal said. “Worcestershire have all the time stood by me and I can assure them I will repay the faith they have shown in me this season. I would love to be with Worcestershire as long as possible so I can help the club achieve their high goals and also help establish them in Division One.”
Worcestershire’s director of cricket, Steve Rhodes, added: “I’m delighted Saeed is coming back. He’s very important in what is hopefully going to be a successful season for us and is an important member of the dressing room.
“He brings a lot of confidence to the team as well which is really important for this young group of players. He has made a tremendous impact. He is a real quality performer as all our members and supporters know.”