Saeed Ajmal to Represent Pakistan A against Kenya Today

Saeed Ajmal to Represent Pakistan A against Kenya Today |

Saeed Ajmal to Represent Pakistan A against Kenya Today |

Karachi: Pakistan’s champion off-spinner Saeed Ajmal will finally make an appearance today in a competitive cricket match three months after being suspended by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for an illegal bowling action.

 The Pakistani selectors on Thursday included Ajmal in the country’s A squad for the last two matches of the one-day series against Kenya which will be played in Lahore on Friday and Saturday.

“It is a good opportunity for me to finally test out my remodeled action in a proper match,” Ajmal said.

“I am under no pressure at all and I will try to bowl the way I used to do before and only difference is, there will be some difference in my bowling action,” he added.

“He has undergone various tests and he has been bowling regularly in the nets in controlled conditions. But we want to see how he fares in a match and how he copes with the change in his action,” the official said.

He further said if Ajmal successfully cleared the two matches than the board would start the process to send Ajmal to the ICC bowling centre in Chennai for his official bowling test to decide whether he is cleared to play international cricket again.

Ajmal, 37, has already appeared in an informal test in England and spent considerable time with Pakistan’s former off-spinner Saqlain Mushtaq, working on correcting his action to an extent that he bowls within the 15 degrees allowed by the ICC.

Do you have information you wish to share with PakistanTribeCom? Email our News Desk to share news tips, reports and general feedback. You can also email the Blog Desk if you have an opinion or narrative to share. Follow PakistanTribe on Twitter and Join us on Facebook


Subscribe PakistanTribe’s YouTube Channel