ISLAMABAD: Former Test leg-spinner Abdul Qadir said that the world’s top-ranked spinner Saeed Ajmal will be declared clean in the case of International Cricket Council’s probing his bowling action.
Abdul Qadir said that such tests had also been undergone in 2009; however, ICC cleared his action afterwards.
Ajmal could be examined at the Cardiff Metropolitan University which has recently been accredited as an official testing laboratory for bowling actions by the ICC
While, Qadir also appealed the ICC to ease the bowling action rules for spinners.
“Ajmal is top-ranked spin bowler and has taken 174 Test wickets and 182 ODI wickets since his international debut in 2008,” said the former spin bowler, adding that the objection raised over Ajmal had shocked him.
Moreover, the world’s top spin-bowler of his time also suggested the ICC and the member boards to check and analyze the bowling actions of the bowlers when they appear in the first-class cricket.
“If the board observes any player with illegal action at the first-class level, it should stop him from playing further,” remarked the former Test spinner, adding that in this way no illegal actions would be reported.