Monday, January 12th, 2015

Ajmal “ready To Take Icc Test Anytime” Says Pcb Chairman

Ajmal “ready To Take Icc Test Anytime” Says Pcb Chairman

Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Shaharyar Khan says Saeed Ajmal has told him he is ready to take an official ICC biomechanics test "anytime" to determine whether his modified action is legal.

Khan added that Ajmal, who took 63 LV = County Championship wickets for Worcestershire last season, believes his new action would satisfy ICC guide-lines.

Ajmal, whom county Director of Cricket Steve Rhodes hopes to resign for 2015 if his action is cleared, has been suspended from international cricket since September.

The 37-year-old has not been selected for the World Cup squad – unlike fellow Pakistan spinner Mohammad Hafeez who is also currently banned.

Khan said: “Since Saeed is not in the World Cup, we are in no hurry to send him for test, and our priority is Hafeez.

"But Saeed has informed us he is ready to take the ICC test anytime as he believes he has worked enough on his modified bowling action to clear the ICC requirements.

“Certainly we don’t consider Saeed’s career as over and we are supporting him to make a comeback after the World Cup."

Rhodes has constantly supported Ajmal in his battle to get clearance for his new action.

He held talks with Ajmal when he came to England at the end of last year for an informal ICC test at the approved centre at Loughborough.