KARACHI- Banned Pakistani off-spinner Saeed Ajmal has vowed to correct his illegal bowling action and return to cricket before next year's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) banned the 36-year-old earlier today after tests revealed all his deliveries breached the permissible limit for straightening of the elbow joint.

"The ban is not a problem for me right now. The ICC has stopped me from bowling because my elbow is bending beyond the 15 degrees allowed by the ICC and I know I can correct that," Ajmal told.

"It is very disappointing to know the results of the tests but I am a fighter and I know what I have to do to get back into international cricket before the World Cup," he said.