Ajmal bowls with revamped action

Karachi: Pakistan’s suspended off-spinner, Saeed Ajmal on Wednesday for the first time bowled with his revamped action under the supervision of Saqlain Mushtaq. Ajmal bowled a number of overs to experienced all-rounder, Muhammad Hafeez who has also resumed batting in the nets after having to return home from the UAE because of a hand injury during practice.

“I am confident of getting cleared before the World Cup and my ambition is to make the World Cup squad,” Ajmal, who bowled with high speed cameras filming his deliveries, said. The off-spinner is expected to go for an informal bio-mechanic test of his re-modeled bowling action in the next few days to an ICC accredited centre.

Under the ICC rules once his new bowling action is cleared in the informal tests than the Pakistan cricket Board has to send a request to the ICC to have Ajmal’s bowling action tested officially in a formal test.

Sources in the PCB said that despite questions being raised by the university of western Australia over the testing methods and process being employed presently by the ICC to test bowlers the PCB would continue to stick to the new ICC protocol for bowlers.

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