Ajmal

  • Waqar Younis questions timing of ICC crackdown on chucking 23 hours 11 minutes ago

    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 Yesterday

    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' 3 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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...
  • Mushtaq targets Ajmal return before ICC World Cup 2015 5 days ago

    Islamabad: Saqlain Mushtaq hopes suspended offspinner Saeed Ajmal will clear his bowling action and represent Pakistan in next year's limited-overs World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. The Pakistan Cricket Board has hired Mushtaq to assist Ajmal in rectifying his bowling action after he was suspended by the ICC on September...
  • Pakistan preparing for ICC World Cup 2015 sans suspended Saeed Ajmal September 22, 2014

    Karachi: Although the PCB is leaving no stone unturned to allow suspended offspinner, Saeed Ajmal a chance to make a comeback to international cricket, the national selectors and head coach, Waqar Younis are already planning for the World Cups sans Ajmal. "What happened is unfortunate and a big blow to the...
  • Saeed Ajmal not essential to Pakistan's World Cup hopes: Miandad September 19, 2014

    Karachi: Batting legend Javed Miandad said on Thursday Pakistan could still win next year's World Cup even if star spinner Saeed Ajmal remained suspended due to a chucking ban. Ajmal, the world's leading oneday bowler, was suspended last week after tests found his action vastly exceeded the permitted 15 degrees of...
  • Ajmal will undergo biomechanic test at PCB laboratory: Intikhab Alam September 17, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will use all modern methods including a functional biomechanics laboratory to stamp out the menace of bowlers with illegal bowling actions in domestic cricket. Former captain Intikhab Alam who heads the PCB's domestic cricket operations told PTI on Tuesday that there were also plans to...
  • PCB assures Ajmal full support in rehabilitation September 17, 2014

    Lahore: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan assured his full support in getting banned offspinner Saeed Ajmal back into the international fold. Shaharyar said Ajmal had served Pakistan with great distinction and now it was time for the board to stand beside him. He said Ajmal is determined for his...
  • Doosra not illegal, says inventor Saqlain Mushtaq September 16, 2014

    Sydney: Former Pakistan offspinner Saqlain Mushtaq, widely acknowledged as the inventor of the 'doosra', has come out in defence of the controversial delivery and said that he try best to help his compatriot Saeed Ajmal rectify his faulty action. Ajmal, one of the finest spinners in World cricket, has been banned...
  • Ajmal opts out of T20 event to work on action with Mushtaq September 15, 2014

    Suspended offspinner Saeed Ajmal has withdrawn from the national Twenty20 championship to work on his bowling action with former Pakistan tweaker Saqlain Mushtaq. Ajmal, who was banned from bowling in international cricket for an illegal action, denied he was under pressure after the International Cricket Council (ICC) ban. The 36yearold remained hopeful...
  • Suspended Saeed Ajmal targets World Cup 2015 for comeback September 15, 2014

    Pakistan's suspended offspinner Saeed Ajmal has not given up hope on playing in the 2015 World Cup to be cohosted by Australia and New Zealand. ...
  • Suspended Saeed Ajmal still hopes to play ICC World Cup 2015 September 15, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's suspended offspinner Saeed Ajmal has not given up hope on playing in the 2015 World Cup to be cohosted by Australia and New Zealand. Ajmal told reporters in Lahore on Monday that the ban imposed on him from bowling in international cricket was disappointing but its not the end...
  • Saeed Ajmal ban 'good for the game': Darren Lehmann September 14, 2014

    Melbourne: Ahead of Australia's bilateral series against Pakistan in the UAE, coach Darren Lehman has said ICC's decision to ban spinner Saeed Ajmal is "good for the game". Lehmanncoached Australia will play Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates in two Tests, three ODIs and a Twenty20 International in October. Describing the decision...
  • PCB to pay Saqlain Mushtaq Rs 1 million per month to coach Saeed Ajmal September 14, 2014

    Karachi: Former Pakistan offspinner Saqlain Mushtaq will be paid a whopping Rupees One Million per month for helping the suspended Pakistan offie Saeed Ajmal to undergo corrective measures in his illegal bowling action. Saqlain, who remains one of the top spinners produced in Pakistan cricket, is reportedly being paid one million...
  • Banned Saeed Ajmal's elbow extends beyond 40 degrees September 12, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan offspinner 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...
  • Saeed Ajmal ban rouses Pakistan to take action on 'chucking' September 12, 2014

    The ban slapped on star spinner Saeed Ajmal has left Pakistan's cricket chiefs frantically trying to take action on "chuckers", including dusting off expensive biomechanical testing kit that had laid unused for years. Ajmal, who turns 37 next month, was suspended from international cricket on Tuesday after biomechanical analysis found his...
  • Suspended Ajmal to undergo remedial work on action September 11, 2014

    Karachi: Suspended Pakistani offspinner Saeed Ajmal will start remedial work on his bowling action next week after it was deemed illegal, the countrys cricket chief said on Thursday. Ajmal, who turns 37 next month, was suspended by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday after being reported during the Galle Test...
  • I'm ready to help Saeed Ajmal, says Saqlain Mustaq September 11, 2014

    Karachi: Former Pakistan offspinner Saqlain Mushtaq will help countryman Saeed Ajmal correct his bowling action which led to his suspension from international cricket, he confirmed Wednesday. Saqlain, 37, invented the "doosra", a delivery which turns away from the batsman as opposed to conventional offspin. It is widely believed that bowlers who bowl...
  • Ajmal's suspension: Witchhunt or crusade by ICC? September 10, 2014

    The ICC's pledge to hunt down suspect bowling actions from the game landed its biggest catch so far in Pakistan's top bowler Saeed Ajmal. ...
  • PCB seeks Saqlain Mushtaq's help to correct Saeed Ajmal action September 10, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has sought the help of former champion spinner Saqlain Mushtaq to enable Saeed Ajmal make a return to international cricket before the World Cup. "The PCB has contacted me to help and work with Ajmal," Saqlain confirmed on Wednesday from London. Saqlain is regarded as...
  • Ajmal's suspension a tough thing for entire cricket: Hafeez September 10, 2014

    Raipur: Having faced the heat of 'chucking' himself, allrounder Mohammad Hafeez on Wednesday termed teammate and ace spinner Saeed Ajmal's suspension for illegal bowling action as a "difficult thing not only for Pakistan but for the entire cricket". "This is a tough thing not only for Pakistan but for rest of...
  • Bangladesh pacer AlAmin Hossain reported for illegal action September 10, 2014

    Dubai: Just a day after ace Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal was handed a bowling ban for illegal action, Bangladesh pacer AlAmin Hossain has been reported for chucking during his side's 10wicket loss against West Indies in St Vincent. With new and stringent rules in place, the International Cricket Council (ICC) is...
  • Pakistan Cricket Board not to appeal Saeed Ajmal suspension September 10, 2014

    The Pakistan Cricket Board has retracted its decision to file an appeal for Saeed Ajmal, who believes he can overturn his suspension for an illegal bowling action on medical grounds. Ajmal was suspended by the International Cricket Council on Tuesday, and soon after, 80yearold PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan said in Lahore...
  • Shoaib Akhtar advises Saeed Ajmal to legally challenge ICC ban September 9, 2014

    Karachi: Former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar on Tuesday advised his compatriot Saeed Ajmal to legally challenge the ban slapped on him by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for his illegal bowling action. "I just fear that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) does not leave Ajmal alone at this testing time for...
  • ICC is biased towards Pakistani players: Abdul Qadir September 9, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan spin great Abdul Qadir has lashed out at the International Cricket Council (ICC) after it imposed a ban on offspinner Saeed Ajmal from playing in international cricket. "The ICC is biased towards Pakistani players. All its rules and penalties are only for our players," Qadir told PTI on Tueaday. But...
  • Pakistan bowling is finished without Ajmal: Rashid Latif September 9, 2014

    Melbourne: The ban imposed by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on spinner Saeed Ajmal for illegal bowling action is a deadly blow to Pakistan's 'threatening bowling' unit, feels former skipper Rashid Latif. Latif said on Tuesday that the ban was a major setback for the Pakistan team, which lacks quality spin...
  • Shoaib Akhtar advises Saeed Ajmal to legally challenge ICC ban September 9, 2014

    Karachi: Having been at the receiving end of chucking accusations during his playing days, former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar has advised Saeed Ajmal to legally challenge the new protocol of the International Cricket Council (ICC) on bowling actions. "I just fear that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) does not leave Ajmal...
  • Banned Saeed Ajmal says elbow 'not usual', vows to play World Cup September 9, 2014

    Pakistan offspinner Saeed Ajmal blamed his illegal action on a "not usual" elbow and vowed to return by next year's World Cup after he was banned from international cricket on Tuesday. The world's top oneday bowler dismissed the International Cricket Council's indefinite ban, which followed tests in Brisbane, as "not an...
  • PCB to appeal against Ajmal's suspension September 9, 2014

    Karachi: Stung by the suspension of Saeed Ajmal for an illegal bowling action, the Pakistan Cricket Board on Tuesday said it would appeal against the ICC's decision. "The ban on Ajmal is a big blow to Pakistan cricket and we will appeal against the decision," PCB Chairman Shaharyar Khan said in...