Saeed Ajmal breaks his silence for the first time since he was banned from bowling in International Cricket for one year for bowling with an illegal bowling action. He has also expressed his confidence over getting a clean shirt and wearing the Greens during the upcoming 2015 cricket World Cup.
Ajmal said “they’re yet to consider my medical reports. Once they do it I am sure there shouldn’t be any problem. If one has a medical problem what can he do? Even earlier it was more than 15 degrees only because my arm has a natural bend. I’m 100% positive and looking forward for the best and by the Grace of Allah I will be in the World Cup XI.”
Even in 2009, Ajmal was let off because of his issues with his elbow and he is hoping for the same to happen when the ICC’s Bowling Review Group sit together and decide on Ajmal’s future in two weeks’ time when the PCB appeals the ban. If Ajmal has an unsuccessful appeal, then he will be banned for a year from bowling.
The BRG comprises of a member of the ICC Code of Conduct Commission, a current ICC referee, an ex-international player, ICC General Manager, former International umpire and a human movement specialist. ICC has reported that Saeed Ajmal has exceeded the 15 degree limit in all the deliveries he bowled and has bent his arm 40 degrees while bowling the doosra, 39 degree while bowling off spin during the previous testing.