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Saeed Ajmal tenders formal apology to PCB

Saeed Ajmal tenders formal apology to PCB
Saeed Ajmal earlier criticised the PCB and the ICC for their policy to suspend bowlers with suspect bowling action.
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Pakistan off-spinner, Saeed Ajmal has formally apologised to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for the remarks he earlier made over the review of his illegal bowling action.

Earlier this month, Ajmal had criticised the International Cricket Council for having double standards over their review of illegal bowling actions.

Subsequently, Ajmal also hit out at the PCB for not supporting him during his review period, for which the board suspended the 38-year-old’s central contract.

Ajmal has been struggling to make an impact with his reformed bowling action and has been out of international action since April 2015.

As reported by Press Trust of India, a source in the PCB has confirmed that Ajmal has given a written apology to the board wherein he conveyed his regret over the remarks.

The source also revealed that Ajmal has agreed to exercise caution while interacting with the media while he has also acknowledged the support provided by the PCB.

"He has also said that he was under a lot of pressure and stress because of his dispute with the University of Agriculture in Faisalabad over the future of his academy there," the source said.

Despite being out of action since Pakistan’s tour of Bangladesh in April, Ajmal was awarded a central contract by the PCB in July under the category B. 

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