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  • No plans to retire from international cricket: Ajmal

    Saeed Ajmal has rubbished reports claiming the Pakistan off-spinner was mulling retirement after being overlooked by national selectors for the recently concluded Sri Lanka series...

    A report by Press Trust of India claimed Ajmal was “disappointed with his own form and his failure to come to grips with his modified bowling action” and was thinking about calling time on his career...

  • President Alvi attends inauguration ceremony of Istanbul Grand International Airport

    President Arif Alvi attended the inauguration ceremony of Istanbul Grand International Airport on Monday while on a three-day visit to Turkey at the invitation of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan...

    President Erdogan, while opening the airport ? which his government says will eventually become the largest in the world ? with great fanfare, said it would be "the pride of our country and an example to the world...

  • Afridi v Ajmal: Pakistan stars set for T20 battle

    Pakistan's star all-rounder Shahid Afridi and spin wizard Saeed Ajmal are set to face off in the T20 Blast, the Friday evening clash between Northants Steelbacks and Worcestershire Rapids receiving top-billing in Northampton which has a large South Asian community...

    Match starts: (18:30 local | 22:30 PST)Afridi, who made his Northants debut against Warwickshire in England's domestic T20 tournament, scoring 16 off 11 balls and...

  • Saeed Ajmal allowed to reopen academy

    FAISALABAD: The University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF), following intervention of the Punjab government, has allowed senior Pakistani spinner Saeed Ajmal to reopen his cricket academy set up on the university land...

    Last Thursday, the UAF administration had issued a notification, which read: “The syndicate at its meeting held on Aug 29 last, keeping in view the security concerns and directive of the worthy governor/chancellor...

  • All eyes on Ajmal as Pakistan take on Bangladesh

    DHAKA: Saeed Ajmal returns to centre stage after almost eight months hoping to strike early form with a remodelled bowling action when Pakistan open their tour of Bangladesh on Friday...

    The prolific off-spinner became the most high-profile casualty of the International Cricket Council's crackdown on illegal actions when he was suspended from the game last September...

  • Ajmal offers to correct Hafeez's bowling action 'within a month'

    Magician off-spinner Saeed Ajmal on Saturday said he can help all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez correct his bowling stance within a month if the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and Hafeez approach him...

    While talking to DawnNews, Ajmal said that Saqlain Mushtaq and Mushtaq Ahmed had helped him correct his bowling action after he was suspended by the International Cricket Council (ICC) in 2014...

  • Saeed Ajmal to bid farewell to cricket after National T20 tournament

    Spinner Saeed Ajmal announced his retirement from all forms of cricket on Monday, two years after losing his wicket-taking bite with a remodelled bowling action that was twice deemed illegal...

    During a successful but controversial career, Ajmal was once celebrated as the world's number one bowler in one-day internationals (ODIs) and Twenty20 cricket, and was almost as successful in Tests...

  • Ajmal to quit all cricket after National T20 Cup

    KARACHI: Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal announced on Monday he will retirement from all forms of cricket, two years after losing his wicket-taking bite with a remodelled bowling action that was twice deemed illegal...

    During a successful but controversial career, Ajmal was once celebrated as the world’s number one bowler in One-day Internationals (ODIs) and Twenty20 cricket, and was almost as successful in Tests...

  • Spotlight on Ajmal as Pakistan face Bangladesh today

    DHAKA: Saeed Ajmal returns to centre stage after almost eight months hoping to strike early form with a remodelled bowling action when Pakistan open their tour of Bangladesh with the first One-day International on Friday...

    The prolific off-spinner became the most high-profile casualty of the International Cricket Council’s crackdown on illegal actions when he was suspended from the game last September...

  • Time on the sidelines will shatter Ajmal's confidence: Miandad

    ISLAMABAD: Former Pakistan captain and batting great Javed Miandad expressed shock over the exclusion of Saeed Ajmal from the tour of Sri Lanka, adding that the selectors would ‘shatter’ the confidence of the ace spinner by keeping him on the sidelines...

    In an interview with APP on Thursday, Miandad pleaded Ajmal's case and said Test matches were the ideal format for the 37-year-old to regain his rhythm...

  • Give new team, Ajmal some time to settle: Misbah

    KARACHI: Pakistan Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq on Wednesday urged fans to have patience with the struggling one-day team and returning off-spinner Saeed Ajmal, following below-par performances in Bangladesh...

    Misbah also backed off-spinner Ajmal, who has looked ineffective bowling with a remodelled technique on his return from an eight-month suspension imposed for an illegal action...

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