Pakistan’s Ajmal withdraws from World Cup


Pakistan’s Saeed Ajmal disqualified himself out of the World Cup on Saturday afterwards the 37-year-old abeyant offspinner absitively not to go for official testing of his doubtable bowling action.

“Ajmal himself withdrew from the official testing which finer agency he has aloof from the World Cup,” the Pakistan Candid Lath agent Agha Akbar said.

Akbar said Ajmal will authority a account appointment in the advancing canicule and will accord added data about his decision.

The PCB beforehand on Saturday said that alone Mohammad Hafeez will appointment India next anniversary for actionable testing of his bowling activity while Ajmal will abide to plan on his bowling activity with above analysis spinners Saqlain Mushtaq and Mushtaq Ahmed aback home.

Ajmal was abeyant in September by the ICC while Hafeez was banned from bowling in all-embracing candid beforehand this ages afterwards his activity was begin to be actionable during the aboriginal analysis adjoin New Zealand.

Earlier on Saturday, the PCB said it will forward alone abeyant Mohammad Hafeez to India next anniversary for actionable testing of his bowling activity afore applying for ICC’s official testing, while Saeed Ajmal will break in Pakistan.

Former analysis spinners Saqlain Mushtaq and Mushtaq Ahmed, who accept formed with Hafeez, agreed that the offspinner should now be activated at an ICC-accredited class in Chennai, India, afore traveling to the world’s administering physique for official testing.

Ajmal will abide to plan on his adapted bowling activity with Saqlain and a bio-mechanist at the National Candid Academy in Lahore.

Time was fast active out for Ajmal to get into Pakistan’s World Cup band which is due to be called by Jan. 7. The PCB believes the offspinner needs added time to basin aural the accustomed bend addendum of 15 degrees.

Ajmal has been unofficially activated three times at the ICC-accredited class at Loughborough University in England back getting suspended, but is yet to basin aural the accustomed parameters.

PCB administrator Shaharyar Khan said Friday that if Ajmal undergoes official ICC testing – and his bowling activity is begin actionable – the offspinner faces a ban of two years which agency the end of his all-embracing career.

“The PCB absolutely supports Ajmal in his attack to adjust his activity and to acknowledgment to candid as Pakistan’s top aerialist in the future,” the lath said in a account on Saturday.

The PCB aswell appear that Naveed Akram Cheema has been recalled as aggregation administrator for the World Cup. He will alter Moin Khan, who had been both aggregation administrator and arch selector, and will still accompany the aggregation to Australia and New Zealand.

Pakistan’s players underwent exercise tests Saturday admitting afflicted captain Misbah-ul-Haq, fast bowler Junaid Khan and middle-order batsman Sohaib Maqsood did not participate.

Misbah is yet to balance from a hamstring abrasion while Junaid is nursing a knee abrasion and Maqsood has a breach of a baby cartilage in his larboard wrist.