Sri Lanka’s Senanayake reported for suspected action
LONDON: The bowling action of Sri Lankan offspinner Sachithra Senanayake has been reported for a suspected illegal bowling action during the fourth ODI against England at Lords, ARY News reported.
The on-field umpires Marais Erasmus and Ian Gould expressed concerns over Senanayake’s bowling action at the end of the match. Later the match referee Jeff Crowe handed over the copy of the report to the Sri Lanka team manager on Sunday.
The umpires’ report cited concerns over a number of deliveries that were considered to be suspect.
Senanayake’s bowling action will now be scrutinised further under the ICC process relating to bowlers reported in Tests, ODIs and T20Is. He is required to undergo testing within 21 days, and, during this period, he is allowed to continue bowling in international cricket until the results of the testing are known.
Senanayake is the most successful bowler in the ODI-series with 8 wickets in four matches.