SAEED AJMAL

  • Saeed Ajmal, Sohag Gazi undergo bowling test in Chennai 2 days ago

    Chennai: Suspended Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal was on Saturday put through an official ICC bowling test at the apex cricket body's accredited laboratory here under the supervision of two technical experts from Dubai. Apart from Ajmal, Bangladeshi right-arm off-break bowler Sohag Gazi, 23, also reported for testing on Saturday as per...
  • Saeed Ajmal hopeful of clearing bowling action test 3 days ago

    Lahore: Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal on Thursday raised hopes that he will pass a bowling action test after he was suspended last year, but ruled out any chance of featuring in next month's World Cup. The 37-year-old will travel to Chennai, India later Thursday and have a reassessment test on his...
  • Saeed Ajmal counts Pakistan out of World Cup semi-final race 1 week ago

    Karachi: Pakistan's suspended offspinner Saeed Ajmal does not believe that the national cricket team will be able to make the semi-finals of the upcoming World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. Speaking on Geo Super channel, the seasoned campaigner tipped Australia, South Africa, New Zealand and India to be in the...
  • It will be tough without Saeed Ajmal in World Cup, says Pakistan spin coach January 16, 2015

    Pakistan's spin bowling coach Mushtaq Ahmed on Friday admitted it will be tough to find the right balance without ace spinner Saeed Ajmal suspended due to illegal bowling action. Pakistan will be without Ajmal at this year's World Cup starting on February 14 after the off-spinner withdrew following his failure to...
  • PCB not happy with Ajmal for rushing ICC bowling action test January 16, 2015

    Karachi: Relations between suspended offspinner Saeed Ajmal and the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) are not very cordial these days after the senior player insisted on taking the ICC bowling test this month. Sources aware of the developments said the PCB was not in favor of Saeed rushing his official ICC bowling...
  • Saeed Ajmal clears unofficial bowling action test January 14, 2015

    Suspended Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal on Wednesday claimed to have cleared a private bowling action test, but it remains uncertain whether he will feature in the World Cup. The private test was conducted in a laboratory in Edgbaston in England and Ajmal now needs to clear an official reassessment in an...
  • PCB gives suspended Saeed Ajmal contract extension January 14, 2015

    Islamabad: Pakistan have extended the central contract of suspended offspinner Saeed Ajmal until March 31, and given Cricket World Cup-bound legspinner Yasir Shah and fast bowler Sohail Khan low-level contracts. Ajmal was retained in Category A despite being suspended from international cricket since September for an illegal action. His technique will...
  • Saeed Ajmal's bowling action to be officially tested on January 24 January 13, 2015

    Lahore: Suspended Pakistan offspinner Saeed Ajmal's suspect bowling action will be officially tested in Chennai Jan 24, a Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) spokesperson has said. Ajmal was barred from bowling in September last year. His action was termed illegal and he withdrew his name from the World Cup, admitting his remodelled...
  • World Cup 2015 may have its 'Chuck De' moments January 13, 2015

    International Cricket Council's (ICC) recent crackdown on bowlers with suspect action has cost the teams some of their premier bowlers for the World Cup, with Saeed Ajmal's name immediately popping up at the mention. At the same time, though, some of the participating nations have gambled by naming bowlers who...
  • Cricket under terror threat: Pakistan spinner Ajmal forced to shut down his academy January 9, 2015

    Karachi: Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal has been forced to close his international cricket academy in his hometown Faisalabad after it received threats from extremist elements. Ajmal confirmed to PTI that he had closed down his academy temporarily after he met with the deputy commissioner of Faisalabad and the vice chancellor of...
  • Saeed Ajmal to fly to England for informal test on bowling action January 9, 2015

    Karachi: Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal says he would prefer England over India to undergo an informal bowling test on his corrected action in a bid to revive his international career. "I will be going for the informal test later this month and it will not be to the bowling centre in...
  • Experience missing from Pakistan squad for World Cup 2015 January 8, 2015

    To be a selector you must have a vision. I agree it's tough to be on a selection panel anywhere in the world but it's even tougher if you are a selector in Pakistan and have to pick 15 for an event like the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. Well...
  • Spinners will play a key role in World Cup: Mushtaq Ahmed January 2, 2015

    Karachi: Pakistan's spin bowling coach Mushtaq Ahmed believes that spinners will have a key role to play in the forthcoming World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. Mushtaq, himself, a former Test leg spinner, said on Friday that despite the fact that pacemen usually dominated on the pitches in Australia and...
  • Crunch time for Mohammad Hafeez as bowling action gets scrutinised January 1, 2015

    Lahore: In a surprising development, experienced allrounder Mohammad Hafeez appeared for the informal bio-mechanic test on his bowling action in Chennai on Wednesday, and the off-spinner is about to return to Pakistan shortly. A PCB spokesman said it would take a couple of days to receive the result of the test,...
  • Shoaib Akhtar advises suspended Saeed Ajmal to approach CAS December 28, 2014

    Karachi: Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has advised suspended off-spinner Saeed Ajmal to take his case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne. "I had three months back said that Saeed will have to plead his own case and take legal action against the authorities challenging the...
  • Ajmal wasn't feeling effective enough for World Cup: Coach December 28, 2014

    Karachi: Rejecting suggestions of an Indian conspiracy in Saeed Ajmal's pullout from next year's ODI cricket World Cup, Pakistan's bowling coach Muhammed Akram said that the off-spinner withdrew as he did not feel "effective enough" after reworking his suspect bowling action. Akram strongly refuted assertions that India was behind the crackdown...
  • Saeed Ajmal pulls out of Pakistan's World Cup squad December 27, 2014

    Suspended Pakistan offspinner Saeed Ajmal has withdrawn from the World Cup squad because he has no chance of getting his action cleared before the tournament. Pakistan Cricket Board officials met on Saturday and decided that all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez, who is also suspended from bowling in international cricket, will travel to Chennai,...
  • Saeed Ajmal doubtful for ICC World Cup over action problem December 27, 2014

    Suspended offspinner Saeed Ajmal's chances to feature for Pakistan in next year`s World Cup were further hit Saturday after authorities decided he needed more time to remodel his bowling action. The 37-year-old was suspended from all international cricket after his bowling action was found illegal in a bio-mechanical test in September. Pakistan...
  • Only Mohammad Hafeez to go to India for unofficial testing December 27, 2014

    Islamabad: The Pakistan Cricket Board decided on Saturday to send only one of its two suspended offspinners, Mohammad Hafeez, to India next week for unofficial testing of his bowling action, while Saeed Ajmal will stay in Pakistan. Former Test spinners Saqlain Mushtaq and Mushtaq Ahmed, who have worked with Hafeez, agreed...
  • Saeed Ajmal still unable to rectify bowling action December 26, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shehryar Khan had revealed that off-spinner Saeed Ajmal has been unable to bring his action under the 15-degree restriction. khan said now it was up to Ajmal to inform the PCB as to when he wants to be reassessed because a failure next time could...
  • Mohammad Hafeez to fly to Chennai for bowling action test December 23, 2014

    Senior Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez is expected to fly to the Indian city of Chennai on December 25th for his bowling action test at the International Cricket Council bowling centre. A member of the Board of Governors of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said it is yet to be decided if...
  • Saeed Ajmal returns to action, eyes World Cup 2015 December 19, 2014

    Pakistan's top spinner Saeed Ajmal hopes to play in next year's World Cup after making his competitive return on Friday, three months after being suspended by the International Cricket Council for an illegal bowling action. The 37-year old Ajmal played for Pakistan A against Kenya in Lahore, bowling six overs and...
  • Banned Saeed Ajmal to play against Kenya December 19, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's champion off-spinner Saeed Ajmal will finally make an appearance in a competitive cricket match three months after being suspended by the 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...
  • Pakistan think-tank has 2015 World Cup in mind December 12, 2014

    Karachi: Keeping in mind the 2015 World Cup, Pakistan's chief selector Moin Khan and head coach Waqar Younis are contemplating using a different bowling combination for the last three one-day internationals against New Zealand in the UAE. A reliable source close to the national team management told PTI that new bowlers,...
  • Saeed Ajmal to play against Kenya before biomechanics test: PCB December 11, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has finally decided that suspended off-spinner, Saeed Ajmal should play two one-day games against Kenya this month before he goes for his final biomechanics test in Chennai. An official of the board said on Thursday that Saeed will feature in one or two matches of the...
  • PCB prepares to send Ajmal, Hafeez to India for biomechanic tests December 10, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's suspended off-spinners, Saeed Ajmal and Mohammed Hafeez will be sent to Chennai in India to undergo informal biomechanic tests as part of PCB's desperate attempts to get them cleared for next year's World Cup. PCB Chairman Shaharyar Khan told the media on Wednesday in Lahore that they had applied...
  • Off-spinners in firing line of ICC crackdown December 9, 2014

    Off-spinners could be in danger of becoming an endangered species as exponents fall by the wayside in the recent crackdown on illegal bowling actions by cricket's world governing body. Ever since the International Cricket Council (ICC) accepted a recommendation by its cricket committee in June to punish bowlers with suspect actions,...
  • Saeed Ajmal set for English county return December 9, 2014

    Banned off-spinner Saeed Ajmal will be cleared to play for English county side Worcestershire and Pakistan once his remodelled action is approved, former tweaker Saqlain Mushtaq has said. Ajmal was barred by the International Cricket Council (ICC) after umpires reported against him for a suspect bowling action during the first Test...
  • PCB to decide on Saeed Ajmal's biomechanics test on Monday December 7, 2014

    Karachi: With Mohammad Hafeez also being suspended from bowling in international cricket, the Pakistan Cricket Board will decide on Monday when to send Saeed Ajmal for the official ICC biomechanics test. Ajmal made a quiet return to Pakistan on Saturday from London where he has been working on his bowling action...
  • Pakistan include suspended spinner Saeed Ajmal in preliminary World Cup squad December 6, 2014

    Pakistan selectors have included suspended off-spinner Saeed Ajmal in a preliminary squad of 30 players for next year's cricket World Cup. Ajmal was suspended from bowling by the International Cricket Council in September after failing a biomechanics test in Brisbane. A board official said Ajmal had been named in the preliminary squad...