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Ajmal To Miss First ODI Against Sri Lanka Due To Tests On Action

Saeed Ajmal will miss the first ODI against Sri Lanka
Saeed Ajmal will miss the first ODI against Sri Lanka
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Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal is set to miss the first One-Day International against Sri Lanka on August 20th. Ajmal will be traveling to Brisbane where he is scheduled to undergo tests on his bowling action.

A Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) spokesperson, while talking to reporters on Thursday, also admitted to a possibility of Ajmal missing the second one-dayer in Colombo on August 27th due to a probable delay in conducting the tests.

"Right now he will be flying to Brisbane to an ICC accredited biomechanics lab on Aug. 23 when the first ODI is to be played and his test is scheduled for the 24th," the official said.

"He will be accompanied by a doctor of our medical panel, Dr Sohail Saleem."

Ajmal’s bowling action was reported by match officials during the first Test match against Sri Lanka at Galle earlier this month.

According to the report received by the Pakistan Cricket Board, approximately 30 deliveries bowled by Ajmal at Galle Test were reported to the ICC by the match referee and umpires. Sri Lanka went on to win the Test match by seven wickets.

Ajmal failed to make an impact with the ball as he ended up picking barely nine wickets at an average of 40.11 making him only the fourth highest wicket-taker of the series.

Prior to this occasion, Ajmal was reported for suspected bowling action back in 2009. However he was cleared of charges after undergoing a series of tests.

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