Ajmal test results available in two weeks

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The International Cricket Council have clarified the procedures that will be followed on Monday in Brisbane to test the bowling action of Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal.

The International Cricket Council have clarified the procedures that will be followed on Monday in Brisbane to test the bowling action of Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal.

Ajmal flew to Australia ahead of his country's ODI series against Sri Lanka, leaving them without their best bowler, after being reported for chucking, making him one of five current bowlers under the spotlight.

In a statement, an ICC spokesman explained: "Saeed Ajmal will be tested on Monday at the Cricket Australia National Cricket Centre in Brisbane.

"The test will be conducted by the ICC's accredited and lead team of Human Movement Specialists using the same testing protocol that were earlier followed for the testing of Sri Lanka's Sachithra Senanayake and New Zealand's Kane Williamson.

"This process will be managed by the ICC personnel, and use Cricket Australia facilities. The testing date and location were agreed in consultation with the Pakistan Cricket Board, with Brisbane being one of a number of world-class facilities that can now be used by ICC accredited Human Movement Specialists for testing bowlers with suspect actions.

"In its efforts to make testing more accessible across cricketing countries, the ICC is currently in the process of accrediting Human Movement Specialists at these facilities so they are able to test bowlers using the ICC testing protocol.

"The results of the tests on Saeed Ajmal's action will be known in about two weeks following which the ICC will announce the findings via a media release. Until such time, the ICC will not make any comment on this matter."

Zimbabwe's Prosper Utseya and Bangladesh's Sohag Gazi were reported last week, and still have to report for initial testing.

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