Ajmal appointed Director Development Cricket by SBP

Lahore

Lahore: Pakistan’s ace spinner Saeed Ajmal has been appointed Director Development Cricket in Sports Board Punjab (SBP) to trace young and potential players at grassroots level.

Saeed Ajmal, who has been conferred with Sitara-e-Imtiaz for his cricketing services for the country, has been assigned duties to supervise cricket academies, revival of grounds and administrative affairs in Punjab as part of development of youth program.

The renowned spinner will also oversee growth of cricket in schools, colleges and universities and will play a role in locating talented players at primary and middle school level.

Ajmal had been a top international bowler but his career went downhill after he was suspended for illegal bowling action and later failed to replicate his former performance with modified action.