Senanayake Reported For Suspected Illegal Bowling Action

Sachithra Senanayake has been reported for a suspected illegal bowling action
Sachithra Senanayake has been reported for a suspected illegal bowling action
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Sri Lankan off-spinner Sachithra Senanayake has had his bowling action reported following the fourth One-Day International against England at Lord's.

On-field umpires Marais Erasmus and Ian Gould as well as their off-field colleagues Chris Gaffaney and Jeff Crowe reported Senanayake for a suspected illegal bowling action after Sri Lanka's seven-run win.

Match referee Crowe handed his report to Sri Lanka's team management on Sunday, which cited concerns with a number of Senanayake's deliveries.

The player will now be required to undergo a test on his bowling action within 21 days, although during this time he will be allowed to continue bowling in international cricket.

A report on the independent test on Senanayake's bowling action will be completed within 14 days of the test being carried out.

Should the report conclude that Senanayake's bowling action is illegal, he will then be suspended from bowling until such time that he is tested and passed in the future.

The report may also conclude that certain deliveries bowled by Senanayake are illegal, in which case he will be warned against bowling them.

If the report gives him the all-clear, he will be able to continue playing and bowling as normal.

Sri Lanka's win levelled the five-match series at 2-2 ahead of tomorrow's final game at Edgbaston (3rd June).

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