The ICC on Monday supported Saeed Ajmal bowling style following reports that India had complained about the off-spinner. Indian Tv channel NDTV, quoting unnamed sources, said the team management had talked to the ICC about Ajmal’s action after Sunday’s Asia Cup game between the arch-rivals in Dhaka.
ICC chief executive Haroon Lorgat, however, replied that the governing body saw no issue in the off-spinner’s bowling action. “We have examined Ajmal, tested him and watched him in match situations, and identified he bowls within the allowed levels of tolerance. “We must be watchful at what the eye sees and what the reality is,” Lorgat mentioned.
Saeed Ajmal, who’s played 20 Tests and 63 ODI since his international debut in 2008, has found himself under the spot light many times because of his action.He was initial reported by match officials during a ODI series against Australia in the UAE in 2009, but was later approved to play after remedial work was done on his action. Questions about his action were yet again raised during the recent Tests against England at the same place, but both the ICC and the PCB absolved Ajmal of any wrongdoing.
On the other hand, Senior Indian cricketers have apparently raised queries about the credibility of Saeed Ajmal’s bowling style, objecting that the bowler breaks the chucking guidelines laid down by the ICC.