Pakistan Captain Misbah-ul-Haq Sure Saeed Ajmal Will Come Clear

Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq is confident that his leading off-spinner Saeed Ajmal, charged with suspect bowling action, will be cleared soon by the International Cricket Council.

updated: August 14, 2014 23:01 IST
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Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal celebrates after he dismissed Sri Lankan batsman Mahela Jayawardene during the opening day of the second Test match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan at The Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC) Ground in Colombo on August 14, 2014.


Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq is not worried that the International Cricket Council has booked Saeed Ajmal for suspect bowling action. In recent years, Ajmal has been Pakistan's leading spinner with 174 wickets in 34 Test matches. (Also read: Mahela scores 4 as Pakistan dominate Day 1 of second Test)

Match officials reported Ajmal to the ICC for a suspect bowling action following the first Test defeat by Sri Lanka in Galle. Ajmal is however allowed to bowl until his bowling is scrutinized further.

The 36-year-old Ajmal was booked for the same offence in 2009 but was later cleared by the ICC. "As far as Saeed Ajmal is concerned it has been done before and that's not a worry for us," Misbah told reporters on the eve of the second Test in Colombo on Wednesday.

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