Saaed Ajmal & Sohag Gazi bowling actions cleared by ICC

Pakistan spinner Saaed Ajmal
Ajmal made his international debut in 2008

Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal has been cleared to resume his international career after his bowling action was deemed to be legal.

The 37-year-old, who has taken 178 Test and 183 one-day international wickets, was suspended by the International Cricket Council (ICC) last September.

In December he ruled himself out of the World Cup but has now undergone remedial work and passed ICC retests.

Bangladesh spinner Sohag Gazi has also been cleared to play again.

Saeed Ajmal's success for county and country
Ajmal played in nine of Worcestershire's 16 Championship games in 2014, but did enough to bowl them to promotion, taking 63 wickets at 16.48.
He has taken 178 wickets in 35 Tests at 28.10 in only five-and-a-half years since making his debut for Pakistan at the age of 31 in July 2009.

Having been reported for a suspect action by the umpires during the first Test with Sri Lanka in August 2014, Ajmal was banned by the ICC.

He has since worked with ex-Pakistan Test player Saqlain Mushtaq, undergoing tests at Loughborough and Edgbaston prior to Christmas.

Worcestershire have also been monitoring the situation, as they are keen to sign him for a third time next summer, following the part he played at New Road in bowling them to promotion in 2014.

Off-spinners under ICC scrutiny
Marlon SamuelsWest IndiesReported in November 2013; cleared in December 2013 (but banned from bowling quicker deliveries)
Shane ShillingfordWest IndiesReported in November 2013; suspended in December 2013; cleared to return in March 2014 (but banned from bowling doosra)
Sachithra SenanayakeSri LankaReported in June 2014; suspended in July; cleared to return in December
Kane WilliamsonNew ZealandReported in June 2014; suspended in July; cleared to return in December
Saeed AjmalPakistanReported in August 2014; suspended in September; cleared to return in February
Prosper UtseyaZimbabweReported in August 2014; suspended in October; cleared to bowl seam in December (but banned from bowling off-spin)
Sohag GaziBangladeshReported in August 2014; suspended in October; cleared to return in February
Malcolm WallerZimbabweReported in November 2014; suspended in December
Mohammad HafeezPakistanReported in November 2014; suspended in December