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  • Mohammad Hafeez hopes to clear bowling test 2 days ago

    Pakistan offspinner Mohammad Hafeez believes he doesn't extend his elbow beyond the allowed 15 degrees and will be cleared of a suspect bowling action in England next week. Match officials reported Hafeez's bowling action after Pakistan won the first Test against New Zealand by 248 runs last week when the offspinner...
  • PCB extends Saeed Ajmal's stay in England 3 days ago

    The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided to extend Saeed Ajmal's stay in England to allow the off-spinner to work further on correcting his bowling action in a desperate bid to get him cleared before the 2015 World Cup. "Saeed will remain in England for another week and continue the remedial...
  • PCB asks Saeed Ajmal to work with Saqlain Mushtaq in England 1 week ago

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board has asked suspended off-spinner Saeed Ajmal to remain in England to work further on improving his bowling action after he failed to clear an informal biomechanics test held last week. "Saeed (Ajmal) has been told to work further with Saqlain Mushtaq on his bowling action after...
  • Saeed Ajmal included in Pakistan's provisional World Cup squad November 10, 2014

    Karachi: Suspended offspinner Saeed Ajmal has been included in Pakistan's provisional World Cup squad of 30 players but it is subject to him clearing the informal biomechanics test in the United Kingdom. Ajmal who is already in the UK is scheduled to undergo the informal test on Monday with former Pakistan...
  • Saeed Ajmal's bowling action to be retested on Monday November 7, 2014

    Islamabad: Suspended offspinner Saeed Ajmal's bowling action will be unofficially tested at an ICC-accredited laboratory in England on Monday. The Pakistan Cricket Board says Ajmal will leave for England on Saturday and will go through testing on his remodeled action at the National Cricket Performance Centre at Loughborough University. The International Cricket...
  • Have worked hard on correcting my flaws, says Saeed Ajmal November 6, 2014

    Karachi: Suspended Pakistan offspinner Saeed Ajmal has vowed to return to international cricket stronger, with his remodelled bowling action. Ajmal, 37, has remodelled his action since being suspended by the ICC in September, after he failed a biomechanics test in Brisbane. "I am scheduled to be sent to Cardiff next week by...
  • Pakistan skipper Misbah hails 'best ever' win over Australia November 3, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul Haq rates the 2-0 series win over Australia as his country's "best ever" considering his team were without three key bowlers. Ace spinner Saeed Ajmal and frontline pacemen Junaid Khan and Wahab Riaz were all missing as Pakistan inflicted a 356-run defeat on Australia - their...
  • Misbah-ul-Haq hailed for his aggression in Pakistan win November 3, 2014

    Islamabad: Captain Misbah-ul-Haq was hailed for his aggression and ambition on Monday after leading Pakistan to their first Test series win against Australia for 20 years. Pakistan won the second Test by their best ever margin of 356 runs to take the series 2-0 with Misbah hitting a record fastest Test...
  • 26/11 Mumbai attacks case: First hearing under new judge held in Pakistan October 29, 2014

    Lahore: The first hearing under the eighth anti-terrorism court judge appointed to conduct the trial of seven Pakistani suspects in the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks took place on Wednesday with three witnesses deposing in the case. The three witnesses were produced in court in connection with Ajmal Kasab's statement and...
  • ICC forced to clamp down on chucking: Dave Richardson October 28, 2014

    Sydney: International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive Dave Richardson said on Tuesday the game had reached the "straw that broke the camel's back" with suspect bowling actions, forcing the governing body to launch its controversial crackdown on chucking. Pakistan's Saeed Ajmal, Sri Lanka's Sachitra Senanayake and Zimbabwe's Prosper Utseya are among...
  • ICC backs chucking crackdown, says rules must be followed October 27, 2014

    Cricket governing body backs chucking crackdown Dubai: Cricket's global governing body on Monday justified its crackdown on bowlers with illegal actions, vowing to only allow unorthodox deliveries like the doosra within the rules. The International Cricket Council (ICC) in its major drive to root out the problem of illegal deliveries suspended high...
  • Pakistan Cricket Board releases Saqlain from Ajmal duty October 24, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) have released former off-spinner Saqlain Mushtaq after completion of a one-month contract but said that suspended off-spinner Saeed Ajmal will continue his remedial work on his bowling action. A PCB press release said that the PCB will decide whether to hire Saqlain again after an evalution...
  • Pakistan delay test on Saeed Ajmal's remodelled action October 23, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has deferred banned off-spinner Saeed Ajmal's trip to England for an independent test of his remodelled bowling action. Ajmal, Pakistan's frontline spinner, has been banned from bowling for his illegal action and PCB is keen to get him back before next year's 50-over World Cup...
  • Pakistan seek to end 20-year Australia drought October 21, 2014

    Dubai: Pakistan hope to end a 20-year drought against Australia when they meet in the first of two Tests in Dubai from Wednesday, but they are hobbled by the absence of their premier spinner Saeed Ajmal. Ajmal, who has been suspended due to an illegal bowling action, has single-handedly ruled the...
  • ICC backs new testing methods for chucking October 18, 2014

    Dubai: Seeking to address doubts raised by the University of Western Australia (UWA), the ICC on Saturday defended its recent drive against chucking and its processes of identifying, testing bowlers with suspect actions. UWA was formerly the sole bio-mechanical testing centre for bowling actions and it has raised doubts over the...
  • Will seek legal action if Hair makes another comment, says Harbhajan Singh October 16, 2014

    Harbhajan Singh has threatened to take legal action against controversial umpire Darrell Hair if the Australian continues to damage his reputation by making provocative comments against him. "I have no time for Darrell Hair's nonsense. Who the hell is he? Is he bigger than the ICC? But if he tries to...
  • Saeed Ajmal bowls with revamped action under Saqlain Mushtaq's supervision October 16, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's suspended off-spinner, Saeed Ajmal for the first time bowled with his revamped action under the supervision of Saqlain Mushtaq on Wednesday. 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...
  • Rookie spinner in Pakistan's preliminary squad for Australia Tests October 15, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan on Tuesday named uncapped legspinner Yasir Shah to replace the suspended Saeed Ajmal in their preliminary 19-man squad for the two Tests against Australia starting next week in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Shah, 28, was one of the leading wicket-takers in the domestic season last year, with...
  • Saeed Ajmal ready for bowling test, says Pakistan Cricket Board October 14, 2014

    Former Pakistan off-spinner Saqlain Mushtaq believes Saeed Ajmal has rectified his action to permissible limits and is ready to undergo a test to return to cricket, the country's board said on Tuesday. The PCB will first send Ajmal, who was barred from bowling in international cricket for an illegal action, for...
  • PCB set to send Ajmal for biomechanic test October 8, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is preparing to send suspended off-spinner Saeed Ajmal for a biomechanic test after he reported a marked improvement in his bowling action. Ajmal, who has been Pakistan's top spinner for the last few years, was also suspended by the ICC from bowling in international cricket...
  • Saeed Ajmal's return for World Cup is an uphill task: PCB chief October 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Suspended spinner Saeed Ajmal is doing everything to correct his action but it is an "uphill task" for him to make it to the Pakistan team for the World Cup, says PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan. "I have just spoken to Ajmal before I came here. He is trying very...
  • Experts working hard with Saeed Ajmal: PCB October 5, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan is hoping that their star spinner Saeed Ajmal will have his bowling action corrected before the World Cup as a team of experts was working very hard to ensure that he plays for the national team in cricket's showpiece event. The senior General Manager (medical and sports sciences) in...
  • Pakistan, Australia face off in Twenty20 October 4, 2014

    Dubai: Pakistan and Australia look to build their squads in the shortest format of the game when they meet in the lone Twenty20 international in Dubai on Sunday, but both are missing key men. Pakistan, who were World Twenty20 champions in 2009, will be without their key spinner Saeed Ajmal who...
  • Coach Waqar urges Pakistan bowlers to fill void left by Ajmal October 4, 2014

    Dubai: Pakistan coach Waqar Younis urged his bowlers to step up and fill the big void left by the absence of ace spinner Saeed Ajmal when they meet Australia in the limited-overs and Test series. Ajmal, ranked number one in one-day cricket, was last month suspended after his bowling action...
  • Pakistan will miss Ajmal, says T20 captain Afridi October 2, 2014

    Dubai: Pakistan's Twenty20 captain Shahid Afridi admitted his team will miss suspended ace spinner Saeed Ajmal when they meet Australia in Dubai on Sunday. The 36-year-old offspinner is serving suspension on illegal bowling action and will not be available to play internationally until he is cleared after remedial work and reassessment. Ajmal...
  • Ensure unorthodox bowlers don't fade away: Rameez tells ICC October 2, 2014

    Karachi:Pakistan's former captain Rameez Raja has said that the ICC needs to tweak its new protocol on illegal bowling actions to ensure the 'doosra' remains part of the sport. "The ICC appears to have made up its mind to show no leniency to bowlers who they feel try to bypass the...
  • Waqar Younis questions timing of ICC crackdown on chucking September 30, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan coach Waqar Younis has questioned the timing of cricket authorities' crackdown against chucking just months away from the World Cup, and suggested that rules on bowling actions be relaxed for spinners. In an interview with AFP, the former pace great said key all rounder Mohammed Hafeez's confidence was left...
  • CLT20: KKR's Sunil Narine reported for suspect action September 30, 2014

    Hyderabad: West Indies mystery spinner Sunil Narine on Monday has been reported for suspect bowling action during a Champions League T20 match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Dolphins here. The CLT20 organizing committee issued a media advisory late last night, confirming the development, that on-field umpires Anil Chaudhary and Chettihody Shamshuddin...
  • Pakistan opt for 'mission cleanup' on suspect 'chuckers' September 27, 2014

    Karachi: After the ban on ace off-spinner Saeed Ajmal, Pakistan are on 'mission cleanup' with an astonishing 28 cases of suspect bowlers being reported in the ongoing national T20 championship at the national stadium. In all the instances, the match officials have reported or even stopped the bowlers from bowling. The...
  • Pakistan suspend 16 bowlers with suspect actions September 26, 2014

    Lahore: Pakistan on Thursday suspended 16 domestic bowlers with suspect actions, a senior official said, in a major crackdown against chucking following the ban of ace spinner Saeed Ajmal. Ajmal was suspended earlier this month after he was found to straighten his elbow up to 43 degrees, well above the prescribed...