Saturday, April 19, 2014

pcb cleared pakistan off spinner saeed ajmal for county

The 36-year-old's takeoff was held up after the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) examined the matter emulating affirmation of Pakistan's tour to Sri Lanka in July-August.

"We have given NOC (no-complaint authentication) to Ajmal however need him to return in mid-July so he could be a piece of group's tour to Sri Lanka," PCB head working officer Subhan Ahmed told AFP late Thursday.

Pakistan will play two Tests and three one-day internationals in Sri Lanka on a tour which was just settled a week ago on the sidelines of an International Cricket Council meeting in Dubai.

Ajmal said he would fly early one week from now and will be accessible for Worcestershire's home match against Derbyshire on April 27.

"I am truly used to playing in the English season, yet compelled by a sense of honor to return for national obligation once the PCB needs me," he told AFP.

Viewed as one of the best spinners of current times, Ajmal has so far played 33 Tests, 110 one-day internationals and 63 Twenty20 matches.

He took 24 wickets in helping Pakistan defeat then-world Test number one England 3-0 in their arrangement in the United Arab Emirates in 2012.