Pakistan team management yet to review video clips of Ajmal's deliveries
Video clips of deliveries of off-spinner Saeed Ajmal are yet to be reviewed by the Pakistan team management as the ICC reported him for a suspect bowling action after the first Test of the ongoing series against Sri Lanka in Galle.
Field umpires Ian Gould and Bruce Oxenford and third umpire Richard Illingworth along with match referee Andy Pycroft had cited in their reports concerns over a number of Ajmal's deliveries that were considered to be suspect, and concluded that the spinner's action needed to be tested.
Sources have revealed that manager Moin Khan has received the video clips of Ajmal's suspect bowling action, but he is yet to sit with head coach Waqar Younis and spin bowling coach Mushtaq Ahmed to start the review work, The Dawn reported.
Ajmal was also reported for a suspect bowling action in 2009 but was later cleared to continue his impressive international career during which he has so far claimed 174 wickets at the average of 27.79, 182 wickets in 110 ODIs at 22.24 besides claiming 85 scalps in 63 T20 Internationals at 17.54.
According to sources, the off-spinner has some problem with the deliveries when he bowls over the wicket, and that too when he feels fatigue due to long spells. The sources further revealed that it would not be easy for the PCB to save Ajmal from any potential penalty that might be imposed by the International Cricket Council.
(Posted on 14-08-2014)