The chucking controversy September 22, 2005

Shabbir seeks further remedy in Australia

Cricinfo staff

Shabbir Ahmed hopes to play in the home series against England © Getty Images

Pakistan have said that they will send Shabbir Ahmed to Australia for further remedial work on his suspect action so that he can be available for selection for the series against England in October 2005.

Shabbir will leave for Australia on September 25 and will undergo tests under the supervision of Bruce Elliot, a biomechanics expert. "We hope that a new report on his [Shabbir] action will be sent to the International Cricket Council within 10 days, and if it comes about we will talk to the ICC to review his action by the third week of October," Saleem Altaf, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) director of operations, was quoted as saying by AFP.

"I am confident that I will get the all clear before the England series," said Shabbir. "It's a frustrating period but I hope I will come through." Shabbir was reported for a third time for an illegal action in the West Indies in May and banned from bowling at international level after tests in July.