Saeed Ajmal bats during their cricket Test match against Pakistan in Johannesburg, South Africa-AP

Saeed Ajmal bats during their cricket Test match against Pakistan in Johannesburg, South Africa-AP

Saeed Ajmal bats during their cricket Test match against Pakistan in Johannesburg, South Africa-AP

Now that the protests are fizzling out, it’s worth asking what exactly they managed to accomplish. I see two major effects.