Pakistan’s off-spinner Saeed Ajmal has come under criticism by the English media, specifically Bob Willis, who has questioned the bowler’s action.
Commenting during the first day’s play between Pakistan and England at Dubai, Willis said “Why is it that all these spinners wear long-sleeved shirts buttoned around the wrist?” said Willis.
“The answer is clear isn’t it? They are bending their elbows.”
While Ajmal, in his post-play press conference yesterday, said the comments do not effect him, an air of negativity has been created around the off-spinner’s career-best performance.
This, despite the ICC’s clearance over the legality of Ajmal’s action, which was tested at the University of Western Australia.
So far, no official statements have been made regarding the comments by either team or the ICC. However, being the game’s governing body, should the ICC come out and defend Ajmal?
Should there be no further discussion over these negative comments?
What should be the role of the ICC in this scenario?
Dawn.com invites its readers to give their views and suggestions.