Friday, December 26th, 2014

Ajmal Says He Is “ready” For Bowling Action Test After Thanking Pcb For Support

Ajmal Says He Is “ready” For Bowling Action Test After Thanking Pcb For Support

Saeed Ajmal has thanked the Pakistan Cricket Board for their support while he has remodelled his bowling action and has tweeted that he is "ready" for it to be tested.

Whether that means the informal test in Chennai Ajmal is scheduled to undergo or an official ICC biomechanic test is not 100 per cent unclear from Saeed's social networking message.

But there was certainly an upbeat tone in the words of the 37-year-old who picked up 63 wickets for Worcestershire in the LV = County Championship last season.

Director of Cricket Steve Rhodes wants him to return to New Road for the 2015 campaign if Ajmal's new action is approved.

Ajmal tweeted: "Thank you very much Pakistan Cricket Board for support and efforts to facilitate me all the way during remedial work.

"I am ready for test inshallah (god willing)."

Ajmal had previously undertaken two informal tests at the ICC centre in Loughborough after working on his action with former Pakistan spinner Saqlain Mushtaq.

He has been banned from international cricket since his action was reported during the Sri Lanka-Pakistan Test in Galle in August and is aiming to get clearance for the 2015 World Cup.

Ajmal played two unofficial matches for Pakistan 'A' against Kenya at the weekend, bowling six overs in each and picking up three wickets.

He has been named in Pakistan's initial 30 strong squad for the World Cup and this has to be reduced to 15 by January 7.