Ajmal fined for media comments

Updated: 30 April 2009 16:53 IST

Saeed Ajmal has been fined an undisclosed sum of his match fee and warned after his comments about Shane Watson, officials said on Wednesday.

Ajmal fined for media comments

Abu Dhabi:

Pakistani off-spinner Saeed Ajmal has been fined an undisclosed sum of his match fee and warned after his comments about Australian all-rounder Shane Watson, officials said on Wednesday.

The 33-year-old, whose bowling action was reported as illegal during the second one-dayer against Australia on Friday, accused Watson, via the media, of complaining to the on-field umpires about it.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) subsequently announced that Ajmal's suspect doosra delivery had been reported by the umpires.

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) director operations Zakir Khan said team manager Yawar Saeed conducted an inquiry into the comments.

"Ajmal violated the PCB code of conduct by giving interviews to the media without prior permission of the manager and his comments against other team's players were unacceptable," Khan told AFP, without giving the amount of the fine.

As well as the PCB's punsishment, Ajmal can also be penalised by the ICC for his comments which are a violation under their code of conduct.

Australian skipper Michael Clarke has denied Watson or any of his players approached the umpires to complain about Ajmal's action.

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