Karachi :  Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal failed his biomechanics test in Brisbane because his average elbow extension was more than double the 15 degrees allowed by the ICC. According to the test results, Ajmal’s average delivery was around an astonishing 40 degrees extension.

“There was a relatively small standard deviation of 2.5 degrees when he underwent the tests at the national cricket centre in Brisbane,” a source in the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said, quoting the 23-page report.

Ajmal was ordered to take the tests after match officials reported his bowling action after the first Test against Sri Lanka at Galle last month. Match officials reported around 30 to 35 deliveries as suspect in their report to the ICC.

Ajmal, who is now suspended from bowling in international cricket and also withdraw from the national T20 championship starting in Karachi from September 17, was also previously reported in 2009 but cleared on medical grounds.

“His action was monitored by 27 cameras including two high speed cinematic cameras and also supervised by the PCB medical officer Dr. Sohail Saleem who accompanied him to Brisbane.”

According to the source, the assessment in the report was that Ajmal appears to have hypermobility of the right wrist due to a road accident he was involved in few years back.

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