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Pak spinner Saeed Ajmal reported for illegal action

Pakistan spin bowler Saeed Ajmal was on Sunday reported for suspected illegal action and the officials have recommended further scrutiny, International Cricket Council said on Sunday.

cricket Updated: Apr 26, 2009 22:11 IST

Pakistan spin bowler Saeed Ajmal was on Sunday reported for suspected illegal action and the officials have recommended further scrutiny, International Cricket Council said on Sunday.

Ajmal was reported by Emirates Elite Panel umpires Asad Rauf and Billy Bowden as well as third umpire Zameer Haider and fourth umpire Nadeem Ghouri at the conclusion of Pakistan's second one-day match against Australia in Dubai.

"In their report the umpires explained they had concerns over the player's action and, having monitored it during both matches in the series so far, decided it was appropriate the action should be scrutinised further under the relevant ICC process," an ICC statement said.

According to the process, "If a player is found to have bowled with an illegal action during the independent analysis then he will be banned from bowling until he undertakes remedial action and is reassessed.

"If the independent analysis finds the player guilty of bowling with an illegal action for a specific type of delivery only then he can continue to bowl in international cricket with a warning that if he is reported again and found to be using an illegal action then he will be banned from bowling with immediate effect

"Until the receipt of the report of the independent analysis by the PCB then the player can continue to bowl."