Former Pakistan captain Javed Miandad has thrown his weight behind Saeed Ajmal after the embattled spinner accused the International Cricket Council (ICC) of ‘double standards’ when dealing with suspect bowling actions. Ajmal claimed that off-spinners were being unfairly targeted in the wake of implementing regulations on bowlers with illegal bowling actions.
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The 38-year-old spinner said that players from Pakistan are “more likely to be reported than those from other [countries]”. Ajmal specifically mentioned the bowling action of India’s Harbhajan Singh as one that should have been monitored by the ICC. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) was quick in responding to Ajmal’s statements and issued him a notice.
Miandad backs embattled Ajmal in ICC double standards
But Miandad was of the opinion that Ajmal had the right to express his views and they need to be respected.“Why doesn’t the ICC monitor Indian Harbhajan Singh’s action?” questioned the former great while talking to APP. Have the ICC Chairman N Srinivasan ever paid any attention to these (Indian) bowlers and took any action them?” Miandad asked. Is not the impression getting stronger that the ICC has double standards?” Miandad said that Ajmal’s argument about Harbhajhan needed to be taken seriously.