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Ajmal to undergo laboratory test in Brisbane

BRISBANE: The laboratory test of Saeed Ajmal’s suspected bowling action will be conducted in Brisbane on August 25, ARY News reported.

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Pakistan offspinner had missed the first ODI against Sri Lanka after his action was reported by the on-field umpires and the match referee after the first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle.

It is expected that he [Ajmal] may join the team on August 26 as his test is scheduled for August 25 in the laboratory; however it depends on how much time he requires there. If the process is completed in one day then he will take an immediate flight to Sri Lanka to join the team.

This is the second instance of Ajmal being reported for a suspect action. In April 2009, he was reported for bowling the doosra, and was cleared the following month. This time, however, it is not just the doosra that is under scrutiny.

In the last couple of months, Sri Lanka offspinner Sachithra Senanayake and New Zealand’s Kane Williamson were reported and subsequently banned from bowling due to illegal bowling actions.

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