Ajmal withdraws from domestic T20 event

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Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal has withdrawn from his country's domestic T20 competition, where he had been allowed to play for the Faisalabad Wolves, in order to focus on remodeling his action.

Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal has withdrawn from his country's domestic T20 competition, where he had been allowed to play for the Faisalabad Wolves, in order to focus on remodeling his action.

Ajmal will work in Lahore with specialists to fix his action after being banned from international cricket by the ICC, after testing found him to be breaking the 15 degrees of flex ruling for bowlers, thus guilty of 'chucking'.

Former Pakistan spinner Saqlain Mushtaq, who essentially invented the doosra, the most problematic delivery in terms of flex, was asked to help Ajmal rework his action, and will join up with Ajmal later this month.

A PCB spokesman told Cricinfo on Thursday: "He is going to engage in a rehabilitation program starting from Monday.

"Although there is no bar on him playing domestic cricket, his name has been withdrawn from the side as he is going to undergo remedial work on his bowling action with the help of Saqlain Mushtaq, who is expected to join on September 22."

Ajmal is still hopeful of getting his retesting done ahead of the World Cup in February next year, as his absence would be a huge blow to the side.

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