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Saeed Ajmal to be tested under ICC controlled process using CA facilities

The results of the tests on Ajmal’s action will be known in about two weeks

Saeed Ajmal to be tested under ICC controlled process using CA facilities - Cricket News
Saeed Ajmal in action.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) today clarified the procedures that will be followed next week in Brisbane to test the bowling action of Pakistan’s off-spinner Saeed Ajmal.

In a statement, an ICC spokesman explained: “Saeed Ajmal will be tested on Monday at the Cricket Australia National Cricket Centre in Brisbane. The test will be conducted by the ICC’s accredited and lead team of Human Movement Specialists using the same testing protocol that were earlier followed for the testing of Sri Lanka’s Sachithra Senanayake and New Zealand’s Kane Williamson.

“This process will be managed by the ICC personnel, and use Cricket Australia facilities. The testing date and location were agreed in consultation with the Pakistan Cricket Board, with Brisbane being one of a number of world-class facilities that can now be used by ICC accredited Human Movement Specialists for testing bowlers with suspect actions.

“In its efforts to make testing more accessible across cricketing countries, the ICC is currently in the process of accrediting Human Movement Specialists at these facilities so they are able to test bowlers using the ICC testing protocol.

“The results of the tests on Saeed Ajmal’s action will be known in about two weeks following which the ICC will announce the findings via a media release. Until such time, the ICC will not make any comment on this matter.”

Details of the ICC regulations for the review of bowlers reported with suspected illegal bowling actions can be found here.

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