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Sri Lanka off-spinner Sachithra Senanayake has been reported for a suspected illegal bowling action.

Senanayake, who has twice recorded career-best figures in the ongoing Royal London series against England, was reported by umpires Ian Gould and Marais Erasmus at the end of his team's victory at Lord's on Saturday.

He will be free to bowl again in the series decider at Edgbaston on Tuesday, but will face further scrutiny under International Cricket Council regulations.

An ICC press release read: "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.

"The off-spinner is required to undergo testing within 21 days, and, during this period, he is permitted to continue bowling in international cricket until the results of the testing are known."

However, the Sri Lanka Cricket said that Sachithra is not debarred from consideration for selection to the 5th ODI to be played at Edgbaston tomorrow

“The International Cricket Council (ICC) has informed SLC that the umpires officiating in the 4th ODI of the ongoing England tour have reported a number of deliveries bowled by Sachithra Senanayake were considered to be suspect,” the SLC said.
 
It also said that since Sachithra had over the past 2 years played many bilateral/ ICC tournaments and four earlier games in the current tour without any hint of suspicion, this comes as a surprise to SLC.

 “As however, the ICC has a procedure in place for situations such as this, SLC has no option but to adhere to the laid down process,” it added.
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  • duminda Monday, 02 June 2014 05:13 PM

    Englishmen have done their dirtiest trick this time,having ODI's in swinging cold May,June climate ...they know they can work against odds in these conditions,any way test series always with England ,but this time expectations lost due to sachi in 2nd odi getting lowest in recent times,sachi will get cleared but in meantime they will play a double game with sri lankan team under pressure

    Kurulu Lowa Monday, 02 June 2014 05:21 PM

    No can be . He is following one of our "so called patriots'. No problem, we will send Dr. White on the "dadumonara yantroya" to work on the action. Jayawewa!

    James D Monday, 02 June 2014 05:26 PM

    I saw his bowling at the Oval and also at Lords on Saturday from two different angles (one closer to the mid wicket boundary, and the other from an upper tier seat near the 3rd man boundary). There was something not right about his action (which could well be an optical illusion!). I told my wife that it's highly likely that he would be reported soon. He looked like someone who gives 100% to the team, and he never panicked while he was out there. So, he will handle this hurdle well I am sure. It's best for both him & the team that he passes this test.

    ind Tuesday, 03 June 2014 04:17 AM

    Umpire's action is suspicious!

    ari Monday, 02 June 2014 05:40 PM

    Typical white supramists. If a brown guy takes wickets, there must be some thing illegal about his action. So now for the rest of the tour he will be mentally phycd and not bowl to perfection which is exactly what the whites want. If they cant beat the brown man by the rule book, play dirty. Murali was a classic example.

    Jagath Leanage Monday, 02 June 2014 06:58 PM

    When s bowler is unplayable these foreign authorities says that particular bowler is chucking. We can remember same thing happened to our great Muttiah Muralidaran as well.

    Nims Wednesday, 04 June 2014 07:21 AM

    Dood I have noticed that your comments are always negative. You cant be a true Saman

    Rohan Monday, 02 June 2014 07:19 PM

    I don't think it's the bowler's action that is suspect. I suspect there are racial motives behind this move and that they don't like loosing to a bunch of "darkies!" Had England won the series, I am sure there would not have been a case to answer for. The reality is that England does not like loosing to non-white teams especially at home!. I should know, I live here!!!

    GAMINI Monday, 02 June 2014 08:25 PM

    Agreed, must check and clear his name or face the consequences. After all this is a sport, gentlemen's game they say.

    Doosra Monday, 02 June 2014 09:39 PM

    Man with maximum number of run outs in test cricket ....Murali and now part 2.... Senanayake coming to your nearest cinema

    ICC sucks Monday, 02 June 2014 11:32 PM

    The more difficult the bowler is to face the more chance the white man is going to report him

    Nims Tuesday, 03 June 2014 05:19 AM

    UNHCR/UN/HR/ICC no difference

    jaya Tuesday, 03 June 2014 05:26 AM

    everytime we win either UK or Australia has a " throwing phobia" not others. umpires and SLC pl; report Tredwell as well for throwing .

    Ranjit Francis Tuesday, 03 June 2014 12:30 AM

    He has been bowling in the same manner in the last four games but why now? This was come in the wake of a final, just to put the moral of the bowler down.

    sureshh Tuesday, 03 June 2014 12:53 AM

    If we lost next 3 tour then the bowling action will correct

    sss Tuesday, 03 June 2014 10:38 AM

    conspiracy eh?

    Cobra Tuesday, 03 June 2014 02:19 AM

    Come to think of it I haven't heard of a white skinned bowler with a suspect bowling action, have you? Every time a Sub Continent bowler emerges and hits the limelight he is under suspicion.This is all a ploy to upset his balance and nothing else!!!

    Saman Tuesday, 03 June 2014 10:56 AM

    Dude this has nothing to with the colour of his skin. If you look at his action, it is bit suspicious especially when he some of his variations.

    nioyy Tuesday, 03 June 2014 11:52 AM

    This is done to upset the ri them of young talent of srilanka

    Public Monday, 02 June 2014 03:14 PM

    An action of a particular bowler is always tend to be suspicious. The bowling action of Muralidaran too was the same. Only the bowler knows which ball he bowled in an over was legal or illegal. Yet, it is up to experts to find-out or prove.

    Janaka Bandara Monday, 02 June 2014 09:06 PM

    This is not a surprise Sachithra and Ashwin has similar delivery point which is quite uncommon . Stand and deliver . But why does ICC wants to break our teams focus and mentality during a tournament is the question .

    Suq Madique Monday, 02 June 2014 03:43 PM

    Was he getting too hard to handle? Would he have been reported had he not been one of the hottest bowlers and gone for more than 6 an over??

    Kiris Baba Amaray Monday, 02 June 2014 03:44 PM

    Well, Englishmen always find fault with young talents of SriLanka. Same thing happened to Murali, finally what happened? Please ICC, remember when a top team (White Skin) loses, this sought of issues are made to dis-incriminate our young talents. Its, really unfair.... Please don't make any bad remarks any bad remarks against a young talent who will be equelent to 800 Wicket owner Murali from SriLanka.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Monday, 02 June 2014 03:46 PM

    This rule is applied only for Brown skin, not for White skin. ICC what is the Logic on it??????? White skin is also was born to a mother and the brown skin is also was born to a mother... what is the difference????????

    clueless Tuesday, 03 June 2014 11:33 AM

    How can dharma pala comment get all thumbs up?
    Sachithra had no problem in Aussie & big bash and IPL. Now the series gets heated which is good for us

    SHANO Monday, 02 June 2014 04:13 PM

    Same story as Murali. As soon as they feel a threat from a Sri Lankan Bowler they report him as suspectful. Wonder how he played all these years?

    Kurulu Lowa Tuesday, 03 June 2014 07:33 AM

    Good move by the ICC. These have to be nipped in the bud.

    Einstein Tuesday, 03 June 2014 07:37 AM

    No cricketer , but I think this guy's action is suspect .

    dharmapala Monday, 02 June 2014 04:24 PM

    Been watching him for a while and every single time I am shocked that he is allowed to bowl.

    mc baz Monday, 02 June 2014 10:00 PM

    Haters gonna hate


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