Sri Lankan off-spinner Senanayake reported for suspected illegal bowling action

Sri Lanka off-spinner Sachithra Senanayake has been reported with an alleged illegal bowling action during his team’s 7 runs triumph over England in the 4th ODI at Lord’s on Saturday.


Senanayake was reported at the end of the game by on-field umpires Marais Erasmus and Ian Gould, both from the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Umpires, TV Umpire Chris Gaffaney and Jeff Crowe of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees. Mr Crowe handed over the copy of the report to the Sri Lanka team manager on Sunday.

The umpires’ report cited issues over a number of deliveries that were regarded as to be suspect. Senanayake’s bowling action will now be scrutinized further under the ICC process relating to bowlers reported in Tests, ODIs and T20Is. Senanayake is needed to undergo testing within A 3 week period, and, during this period, he is allowed to continue bowling in international cricket until the results of the checking are known.



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