Ajmal Faces Disciplinary Action for Blasting ICC

Ajmal whose bowling action was declared illegal by the ICC criticised the sports world governing body for allegedly having double standards

Published: 04th November 2015 07:43 PM  |   Last Updated: 04th November 2015 07:43 PM   |  A+A-

Saeed Ajmal

Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal. |AFP

By PTI

KARACHI: Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal could face disciplinary action from the cricket authorities for his comments on the ICC policy on bowlers with suspect bowling actions including of Indian spinners.

An official of the Pakistan board confirmed on Wednesday that the comments made by Ajmal on the Geo Super channel in a talk show were being reviewed by the legal experts.

"Everything is being viewed to see whether and what violation of the players code of conduct Saeed had made since he is a centrally contracted player of the board," the official said.

He said any decision on issuing a show cause notice to Ajmal to explain his conduct or face further action would be taken in the next 48 hours.

Ajmal, 38, whose international career was derailed last year when his bowling action was declared illegal by the ICC in the show criticised the sports world governing body for allegedly having double standards while enforcing its new rules on bowling actions in world cricket.

"Why just target the off-spinners. Why not the left arm spinners, leg-spinners or fast bowlers. I can tell you that I have been through this bowling assessment process so many times and have watched and studied this issue so closely that

I can vouch that if tests were carried out there would be many other bowlers whose bowling actions would exceed the 15 degrees extension limit," Ajmal said on Tuesday night.

"I don’t want to take names but they are still bowlers including fast bowlers who are violating the new rules but no one is looking at them," he said.

Ajmal also said he was also amazed that no one had found any fault in the bowling actions of either Indian off-spinners Harbhajan Singh or Ravichandran Ashwin.

"If they put Harbhajan through a proper bowling assessment test now I can safely tell you he will exceed the 15 degrees limit."

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