Sachithra banned from bowling by ICC

2014-07-12 13:39:34

Sri Lanka’s off-spinner Sachithra Senanayake has been found to be over the legal limits in bowling action by International Cricket Council (ICC) accredited laboratory in Cardiff, UK and has been asked to be banned from bowling in international cricket with immediate effect, the SLC said today.
The SLC in a statement said:
Sri Lanka Cricket has received the ICC Bowling Action Legality Assessment Report pertaining to Sachithra Senanayake. It was conducted by the Cardiff Metropolitan University - Cardiff School of Sport in England.
The Standard ICC Illegal Action Testing Protocol was used to assess the degree of elbow extension from the point of upper arm horizontal to ball release within the bowling action.
15-degree elbow extension threshold was exceeded in the four deliveries considered to be suspect in the 4th ODI played at Lords.         
The report concludes that Sachithra bowled with an illegal bowling action and consequently he is banned from bowling in international cricket, effective immediately.
This matter will be referred to the SLC Cricket Committee for their recommendation.

  Comments - 24

  • The Logic Saturday, 12 July 2014 13:51

    Time Sri Lanka encouraged ortodox bowling. I see boys play in the villages and most of them chuck.

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    The Logic Saturday, 12 July 2014 13:52

    Over to you Dr. White and MR. You can sort this out. Additional advice can come from Wild Flower and Modawansa.

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    suranga Saturday, 12 July 2014 13:57

    International Cricket Council (ICC) accredited laboratory in Cardiff, UK is like the mother of the thief.

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    nalin Saturday, 12 July 2014 15:07

    Seems like you took leaf out of how our govt solves issues.
    Always shoot the messenger. Forget about our failures to find the fault and rectify. If we don't agree just blame everybody else.

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    N. Perera Sunday, 13 July 2014 09:56

    Yes, it is extremely sad that this young, gutsy, determined player has been penalised in this manner. But let's not be petty minded and ruin this youngsters future in the game he loves to play, rather let's see if there is truth in this judgement and help Sachitra to make things right. Sachitra, you are a brave, intelligent guy accept this challenge and prove them wrong. WE, the nation, believe in your abilities.

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    George Clooney Monday, 14 July 2014 03:12

    [quote name="nalin"]Seems like you took leaf out of how our govt solves issues.
    Always shoot the messenger. Forget about our failures to find the fault and rectify. If we don't agree just blame everybody else.[/quote]

    Well said. You cannot cover up things and blame others by saying everyone is against you.

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    meera Saturday, 12 July 2014 15:37

    UK is mother of Cricket

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    Vaz Saturday, 12 July 2014 14:04

    We should be ashamed that our own systems failed and we needlessly bashed the English establishment for targeting Sachithra.

    Reply : 3       1

    GAMINI Saturday, 12 July 2014 15:19

    We need to accept the fact that he chucks. This is gentleman's game, don't have be biased.
    Win or loose we boose.

    Reply : 2       3

    Manel Monday, 14 July 2014 02:36

    Reference robbing Fabrace and robbing runs at ODIs gentlemen no longer play this game. It is now a gentleman's game played by crooks.

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    meera Saturday, 12 July 2014 15:35


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    Lawry Saturday, 12 July 2014 15:56

    Was Sachithra the only bowler in the world who faced this problem? There were others too. We only need to take the next step to correct.

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    Cobra Sunday, 13 July 2014 00:45

    Ajmal, lookout you may be68a next!!!

    Reply : 1       1

    C.K.Lankaputhra Sunday, 13 July 2014 00:47

    Adhiraajyawaadeenge kumanthrnayakada?

    Reply : 0       0

    Robin Goonathilaka Sunday, 13 July 2014 01:09

    This revelation came after Sri Lanka wining the series.

    Reply : 2       1

    sanath Sunday, 13 July 2014 02:00

    Even Malinga and Muralitharan did the same and escaping and escaped.

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    Concerned Sunday, 13 July 2014 05:14

    Honestly speaking, some bowling action of Sachithra are illegal.

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    Duminda Sunday, 13 July 2014 07:48

    Is it a revenge????????????

    Reply : 3       1

    Esala Sunday, 13 July 2014 11:10

    Next step after Indian series see what will happen. Another Indian bowler get same result.

    Reply : 2       0

    Cricketer Sunday, 13 July 2014 14:07

    Those watching Sachitra in action refer to him as COW as we always see him chewing the cud. or. grazing via DM Android App

    Reply : 1       0

    Smarty Monday, 14 July 2014 02:18

    We should appoint Murali to correct his action......

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    The God Father Monday, 14 July 2014 03:39

    Lets take all the chuckers and a form a National Elle Team, mean time teach the Russians, Chinese and the Iranians to play Elle, PROBLEM SOLVED.

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    prashantha Monday, 14 July 2014 04:20

    දේශප්රෙමීන්ට cricket? let's play elle

    Reply : 0       0

    Reshan Perera Monday, 14 July 2014 08:28

    Thats the responsibility of a good coacher. Only because of his bowling style we cant loose a good cricketer. via DM iPad app

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