Sources quoted Chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Shahryar Khan as saying the decision of not participating in the mega event has been taken by Saeed Ajmal at his own will.
According to sources, Saaed Ajmal will make an official announcement about his decision via press conference within coming two days.
The 37-year-old was suspended from all international cricket after his bowling action was found illegal in a bio-mechanical test in September.
Earlier this month, PCB requested the International Cricket Council (ICC) to have Ajmal’s action reassessed but had to delay that after his unofficial tests revealed he still needed remodeling.
Ajmal has been remodeling his action with the help of former off-spinner Saqlain Mushtaq.
Under the ICC rules all bowlers are allowed to flex their elbow by 15 degrees but Ajmal’s tests revealed his elbow flexed by 43 degree.
Besides Ajmal Pakistan also faces race against time to get all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez cleared after his action was reported as suspect last month. He was subsequently suspended earlier this month.
A PCB meeting on Saturday decided Hafeez will proceed to Chennai, India to have an unofficial test while Ajmal will do more remodeling work in Lahore.
According to PCB press release, “The PCB committee discussed the future course of action to be adopted with regard to Ajmal and Hafeez and agreed that in the case of Ajmal, further remedial work should continue in collaboration with Saqlain and a bio mechanist in Lahore.”