Ajmal's county stint in doubt

Saeed Ajmal celebrates dismissing Alastair Cook AFP

Saeed Ajaml's move back to Worcestershire this season could be in doubt because of Pakistan's proposed tour of Sri Lanka. Ajmal had signed to play in the Flt20, which begins in June, but now may be unavailable because of international commitments.

Ajmal played a major role in a short stint for Worcestershire in the latter half of last season. He took 6 for 124 against Sussex at Horsham to bowl Worcestershire to a victory that went a long way to securing their survival in Division One of the County Championship.

He bamboozled England in the recent Test series with 24 wickets, helping Pakistan to a 3-0 whitewash, and Worcestershire were keen to bring him back to New Road in 2012.

"We were aware when we signed Saeed that there was the possibility of Pakistan touring Sri Lanka," Worcestershire chief executive David Leatherdale told Press Association Sport. "There has been no definitive answer. We don't know if they will be touring or not.

"Saeed has signed for us and he is desperate to come. He is a class act and if he can't come back it will be a blow. If he is available then fantastic, if not then it will be a real shame but we will look at some other plans."