The Pakistan Cricket Board PCB has restored Saeed Ajmals central agreement along with a warning for the off-break bowler to be responsible about his conduct in the future a source in the board revealed. PCB cancelled Ajmals central contract on November 7 and issued him a showcase notice asking the spinner to give explanation in defense of his comments after he launched a scathing attack on the ICC and its ‘double standards’ on illegal bowling actions.
PCB Reinstates Ajmals Central Contract
Ajmal, the prolific Pakistan spinner who was required to remodel his bowling action after being reported for suspect action in Sept 2014 questioned the ICC’s policies in a TV interview and asked why only bowlers from a few countries were repeatedly targeted for suspect actions. Why just objective the off spinners and why not the left arm spinners leg spinners or fast bowlers? Ajmal asked.
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I can tell you that I have been through this bowling assessment process so many times and have watched and studied this issue so closely that I can vouch that if tests were carried out there would be many other bowlers whose bowling actions would exceed the 15 degrees extension limit. Ajmal is currently out of the Pakistan side despite correcting his bowling action according to the ICC standards.