Ajmal has national contract suspended

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Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal has had his national contract suspended after he criticised the International Cricket Council's testing procedures for bowlers with suspect actions.

Ajmal said the governing body's policy was different for offspinners, such as himself, saying that left-arm spinners, legspinners and fast bowlers do not get the same treatment.

PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan said: "I am disappointed what Saeed said recently and we have taken a minimum action against him by suspending [his contract] and held his monthly retainer.

"We have also asked him to write to us about why he talked like that. We have always supported him, helped him throughout in his tough time and even hired Saqlain Mushtaq to work on his action."  

The 38 year-old Ajmal has found it tough to get back into the Pakistan team after has was forced to remodel his bowling action earlier this year.

Ajmal was on a category B contract with the PCB.

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