Former Pakistan off-spinner Saqlain Mushtaq will be paid a whopping Rupees one million per month for helping the suspended Pakistan offie Saeed Ajmal to undergo corrective measures in his illegal bowling action.
Saqlain, who remains one of the top spinners produced in Pakistan cricket, is reportedly being paid one million rupees per month for working on Ajmal’s bowling action which got him into trouble with the ICC earlier this month after biomechanic tests in Brisbane.
“Besides the one million rupees fees, the PCB will bear all expenses on the biomechanic tests Saeed will undergo further while Saqlain will also be provided accommodation and other perks,” the source said.
The PCB is hoping that Saqlain will be able to help Saeed remodel his action to an extent where he can clear the ICC tests and meet the required standards of extending his elbow not more than 15 degrees.
Ajmal was due to play for the Faisalabad Wolves side led by Test and ODI captain, Misbah-ul-Haq in the championship being held in Karachi from September 17 but withdraw at the last moment.
“He was advised by the cricket board to not play in domestic cricket and instead work on his action with former Pakistan spinner, Saqlain Mushtaq who reaches Lahore on September 21st,” a PCB source told PTI.
“Since the championship will continue until September 27 the board felt that Saeed should focus on working with Saqlain who has been specially hired to remodel the spinner’s action,” he added.