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Ajmal ‘test’ today

Dubai: Saeed Ajmal’s suspect bowling action will be tested at the Cricket Australia National Cricket Centre in Brisbane on Monday and the result will be declared in about two weeks time, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said in a statement on Sunday.

SLC move

Colombo: The second ODI between Sri Lanka and Pakistan has been advanced by a day to Tuesday and will be held at Hambantota due to heavy rain in Colombo, Sri Lanka Cricket said. Andre added n Calcutta: The West Indies have added all-rounder Andre Russell to their squad for the third and final ODI against Bangladesh, in St Kitts. The home team are 2-0 up in the three-match series.

Aaron wish

Bristol: India pacer Varun Aaron hopes a busy schedule will not deny him the chance to ply his trade in county cricket. “Playing county cricket is high on my priority list,” Aaron said. “It’s just that we’ve got such a busy schedule, so it’s difficult for me to slot in a stint.”

Pujara roped in

London: Cheteshwar Pujara is set to play for Derbyshire for the remainder of the County Championships as the club has decided to sign him as its overseas player. He has been granted permission by the BCCI to play for the club.

Verma ire

Calcutta: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has omitted the Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) from its domestic programme for the forthcoming season. Aditya Verma, secretary of the Cricket Association of Bihar (CAB), said in a release on Sunday: “It is a direct attack on the fundamental rights of cricketers of Rajasthan… CAB strongly objects the suspension of RCA by Mr (Sanjay) Patel of BCCI.”

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