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).

© Cricket World 2014

Fixtures & Results

20th May: Twenty20 International, The Oval, London
Sri Lanka 183-7 (T Perera 49) beat
England 174-7 (Hales 66) by nine runs
22nd May: 1st ODI, The Kia Oval, London
England 247-6 (Ballance 64, Bell 50) beat
Sri Lanka 144 (Jordan 3-25) by 81 runs (D/L)
25th May: 2nd ODI, EDICG, Chester-le-Street
Sri Lanka 256-8 (Dilshan 88, Gurney 3-59) beat
England 99 (Senanayake 4-13) by 157 runs
28th May: 3rd ODI, Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester
England 73-0 (Bell 41no, Cook 30no) beat
Sri Lanka 67 (Jordan 5-29) by 10 wickets
31st May: 4th ODI, Lord's, London
Sri Lanka 300-9 (Sangakkara 112, Dilshan 71) beat
England 293-8 (Buttler 121) by seven runs
3rd June: 5th ODI, Edgbaston, Birmingham
Sri Lanka 222-4 (Thirimanne 60no) beat
England 219 (Cook 56) by six wickets
12th-16th June: 1st Test, Lord's, London
England 575-9 dec. & 267-8 dec. drew with
Sri Lanka 453 (Sangakkara 147) & 201-9
20th-24th June: 2nd Test, Headingley, Leeds
Sri Lanka 257 & 457 (Mathews 160) beat
England 365 & 249 (Moeen Ali 108no) by 100 runs