Tests show Ajmal more than double flex limit

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Pakistan spinner SAeed Ajmal has a tougher task to remodel his action than previously expected, after his test results released to the media revealed his flex was more than double the 15-degree limit set out by the ICC.

Pakistan spinner SAeed Ajmal has a tougher task to remodel his action than previously expected, after his test results released to the media revealed his flex was more than double the 15-degree limit set out by the ICC.

Ajmal is banned from international cricket after testing in Brisbane, after being reported for chucking, and now has to remodel his action before he can return, putting his hopes of playing at the World Cup in jeopardy.

The test results showed his elbow flex (not the bend, but how much it straightens from the bent position) was up to 42 degrees in some cases, which is a massive breach of the rules.

The PCB confirmed this, with chairman Shaharyar Khan telling AFP: "Some of the deliveries had very high elbow extension, over 40 degrees. The mean of Ajmal's deliveries was 37 degrees which again is high and now we have a challenge to do the remedial work."

Ajmal will be working with former spinner Saqlain Mushtaq later this month in Lahore, after the PCB asked for the inventor of the doosra to step in to assist, and has also withdrawn from domestic cricket to focus on his remodeling.

Here are some Test results in the report, released to Cricinfo originally:

1st over, offspin over the wicket: Average elbow extension 39 degrees<br>2nd over, offspin over the wicket: 37 degrees<br>3rd over, offspin around the wicket: 41 degrees<br>4th over, offspin around the wicket (wide of the crease): 41 degrees<br>5th over, offspin around the wicket: 42 degrees<br>6th over, doosra around the wicket: 40 degrees<br>7th over, quicker balls around the wicket: 38 degrees<br>8th over, quicker balls over the wicket: 42 degrees

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