Wednesday cover: Saeed Ajmal straightened out

The National's Sport cover for the Wednesday, September 10 issue, featuring Pakistan bowler Saeed Ajmal, who has been suspended by the ICC for his bowling action.

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The National’s Sport cover for the Wednesday, September 10 issue, featuring Pakistan bowler Saeed Ajmal, who has been suspended by the International Cricket Council for his bowling action.

Osman Samiuddin touches on how the ICC's ruling only adds fuel to a trend wherein "the game is so heavily loaded in favour of its batsmen that it has become deeply biased and flawed".

“One of the world’s most dangerous and most watchable bowlers during the past five years,” he writes of Ajmal, “may not bowl again internationally.”

That leaves just one message emanating from cricket’s governing body: “Feast on, batsmen”.

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