Saeed Ajmal


Colombo: Sri Lankan off-spinner Sachithra Senanayake has signed up with English cricket county team Worcestershire, replacing Pakistan’s Saeed Ajmal for the upcoming season.

“With Saeed Ajmal’s situation it is always difficult with so much international cricket being played around the world. But we are very happy with Senanayake, a proven international player,” Worcestershire’s Director of Cricket Steve Rhodes said in a statement referring to Ajmal’s international comeback after being suspended for a suspect bowling action.

The Pakistani bowler will be making a comeback in a tour of Bangladesh later this month after modifying his action and his unavailability has prompted Worcestershire to opt for Senanayake.

“He has played a lot of game in the shorter formats for Sri Lanka, not a lot of the Test matches, but his first class record is excellent,” Rhodes said.