Saeed Ajmal clears unofficial action test
Suspended Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal on Wednesday claimed to have cleared a private bowling action test. The private test was conducted in a laboratory in Edgbaston in England and Ajmal now needs to clear an official reassessment in a ICC accredited laboratory in Chennai on January 24. The 37-year-old was suspended over illegal bowling action in September last year and last month withdrew from the World Cup to be held in Australia and New Zealand in February-March. Ajmal said he is confident he can clear the official test after success in the private assessment. “I cleared the private test. The tests were conducted in Edgbaston and all my deliveries including the 'doosra' (his trademark swing) were within 15 degrees." Under ICC rules, all bowlers are allowed to straighten their bowling arm by 15 degrees, beyond which the action is deemed illegal.