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Ajmal ban rouses Pakistan to action on 'chucking' KARACHI: The ban slapped on star spinner Saeed Ajmal has left Pakistan's cricket chiefs frantically trying to take action on "chuckers", including dusting off expensive biomechanical testing kit that had laid unused for years.Ajmal, who turns 37 next month, was suspended from international cricket on Tuesday after biomechanical analysis found his bowling action, reported during the Galle Test against Sri Lanka last month, to be illegal.He must now undergo remedial work on his action, and Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan acknowledged chucking was rife in the domestic game."I was informed 25 suspected bowlers had been playing in our domestic cricket and now the number has increased up to 35 -- that means every team has at least two suspected bowlers," said Khan.Former captain and ex-PCB director of National Cricket Academy (NCA) Aamir Sohail said there were warning signs for Ajmal, who has bowled more balls than any other ...

I took pedalo for drink with Botham LONDON: Former England cricketer Andrew Flintoff has revealed that his notorious encounter with a pedalo during the 2007 World Cup was a failed attempt to enjoy a nightcap with Ian Botham.Flintoff was fined and banned for one match by then-England coach Duncan Fletcher after the drunken incident in the Caribbean, which saw the all-rounder rescued from the sea in the middle of the night.Speaking in an interview to be broadcast by ITV on Friday, Flintoff ...
Suspended Ajmal to undergo remedial work on action KARACHI: Suspended Pakistani off-spinner Saeed Ajmal will start remedial work on his bowling action next week after it was deemed illegal, the country's cricket chief said Thursday.Ajmal, who turns 37 next month, was suspended by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday after being reported during the Galle Test against Sri Lanka last month and assessed by an Australian lab.Ajmal will not appeal against the decision and instead applied for reassessment with the ICC after ...
Saeed Ajmal's suspension a setback for Pakistan team: Intikhab KARACHI: Saeed Ajmal's suspension is a setback for Pakistan team ahead of the 2015 World Cup, former Pakistan captain Intikhab Alam said on Wednesday."Its blow for Pakistan but efforts are afoot to take remedial steps," he said here at the National Stadium where he came to inspect the facilities ahead of Regional T20 tournament starting here from September 17.He said Saeed Ajmal is Pakistan and world's top bowler for the past few years and performed ...
Intikhab satisfied with arrangements at NSK for Regional T20 Cup KARACHI: Director Domestic Intikhab Alam is satisfied with arrangements for holding the Regional Twenty20 Cup staged at National Stadium from September 17 to 28.The event was schedule to be held at Multan from September 15 but was shifted to Karachi by Pakistan Cricket Board due to rains, floods and unavailability of security agencies there.Intikhab Alam went around the stadium with General Manager Administration Col (Retd) Ashfaq Ahmed and Senior Manager NSK Arshad Khan and issued ...
Rashid slams Waqar, Mushtaq for not handling Saeed Ajmal issue KARACHI: Former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif Wednesday slammed chief coach Waqar Younis and spin coach Mushtaq for not handling Saeed Ajmal and exposing too much during series against Sri Lanka."To be fair, I think Saeed Ajmal should not have played at all in the 2-Test match series against Sri Lanka," he said in statement issued here.He also blamed Pakistan late coach Bob Woolmer, Dav Whatmore and other coaches attached with the team for not handling ...
England sextet awarded central contracts LONDON: Moeen Ali, Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes are among six England players to have been awarded their first central contracts, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced on Thursday.The other new names joining players such as fast bowler James Anderson and captain Alastair Cook on the 12-man list of centrally contracted players are Gary Ballance, Chris Jordan and Chris Woakes."We have been hugely encouraged by the rapid development of a host of younger ...


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