More Problems For Pakistan As Saeed Ajmal Reported
Pakistan off-spinner Saaed Ajmal has been reported for a suspected illegal action while the whole team has been fined for a slow over rate during the second One Day International against Australia in Dubai.
That match saw Australia level the five-match series with a six-wicket win and afterwards, Ajmal was reported by onfield umpires Asad Rauf and Billy Bowden, third umpire Zameer Haider and fourth umpire Nadeem Ghouri.
The bowler will now have his action independently analysed as per the terms of the ICC regulations for the review of bowlers being reported for illegal actions.
Ajmal will be able to bowl in the meantime although he, along with his team-mates, were fined 20 percent of their match fees after Pakistan were found to be some four overs short of its target.
Such a shortfall earned captain Younus Khan an ICC Code of Conduct breach, to which he pleaded guilty and was fined 50 percent of his match fee.
The third match takes place tomorrow (27th April) in Abu Dhabi.
· The ICC will obtain three copies of the relevant footage. One will go to the player, one to the relevant Board (in this case the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)) and one will be retained by the ICC
· The player is required to submit to an independent analysis of his action by a member of the ICC panel of human movement specialists, appointed in consultation with the PCB
· This analysis must take place within 21 days of the report being received by the PCB
· The report of the analysis must be filed with the ICC within 14 days of it occurring
· If a player is found to have bowled with an illegal action during the independent analysis then he will be banned from bowling until he undertakes remedial action and is reassessed
· If the independent analysis finds the player guilty of bowling with an illegal action for a specific type of delivery only then he can continue to bowl in international cricket with a warning that if he is reported again and found to be using an illegal action then he will be banned from bowling with immediate effect
· Until the receipt of the report of the independent analysis by the PCB then the player can continue to bowl
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