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Ajmal all set to clear reassessment test

LAHORE: The dejected cricket fans are expected to hear good news for Pakistan cricket, as the ace spinner, suspended for illegal bowling action, is all set to clear the reassessment test conducted at an  ICC-accredited laboratory in Chennai, India.

The report is expected to come tonight or tomorrow, which will clear the action of the ace spinner, sources close to the bowler, who Pakistan has been heavily relying on him for all formats of the game.

The 38-year-old Ajmal, who was suspended from bowling in international cricket last September, which served a devastating blow to Pakistan’s preparation for World Cup.

Sources in Pakistan Cricket Board said that they were certain that the reassessment test will clear Ajmal’s action and would soon be in action.

At Chennai,   350 shots of the suspended bowler had been take.

Before going for the official test,  Saeed Ajmal had cleared a private bowling action test in England.

The private test was conducted in a laboratory in Edgbaston in England.

The 37-year-old was suspended for an illegal bowling action in September last year and last month withdrew from the World Cup to be held in Australia and New Zealand in February-March.

“I cleared the private test,” Ajmal had told AFP last month .

“The tests were conducted in Edgbaston and all my deliveries including the ‘doosra’ (his trademark swing) were within 15 degrees.”

Under the ICC rules all bowlers are allowed to straighten their bowling arm by 15 degrees, beyond which the action is deemed illegal.

Ajmal’s first assessment in August last year revealed his arm extension went to 43 degrees.Ajmal, however, remained unsure whether he would be able to feature in the World Cup or not.