Calcutta: Pakistan’s Saeed Ajmal has been reported for suspect bowling action, during the first Test against Sri Lanka, in Galle.
Ajmal, who took his 10th five-wicket haul in the second innings of the Test, which Pakistan lost by seven wickets, was reported by the match officials, citing concerns over a number of deliveries that were considered to be suspect and concluded that the bowler’s action needed to be tested.
The report was handed over to Pakistan team manager Moin Khan on Sunday.
The off-spinner’s action will now be scrutinised under the ICC process relating to suspected illegal bowling actions reported in Tests, ODIs and T20Is.
As per ICC regulations, Ajmal, who has 174 Test scalps in 34 matches, will have to undergo tests within 21 days.