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Sachithra Senanayake banned from bowling in international cricket

Sachithra Senanayake has been banned from bowling in international cricket © Getty Images
Sachithra Senanayake was found guilty of exceeding the 15 degree elbow extension threshold © Getty Images

Jul 12, 2014

Sri Lankan spinner Sachithra Senanayake has been banned from bowling in international cricket, according to a Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) statement. The bowler was found guilty of exceeding the 15 degree elbow extension threshold in four deliveries bowled in the fourth One-Day International (ODI), in the England vs Sri Lanka series, played at Lord’s.

The test was conducted at Cardiff Metropolitan University – Cardiff School of Sport in England, which is an ICC accredited laboratory. Sachithra Senanayake has played 37 ODIs, 17 T20s and one Test match for Sri Lanka having taken 40 wickets in ODIs and 17 wickets in T20s.

Senanayake was reported for a suspect bowling action by umpires Marais Erasmus and Ian Gould, match referee Jeff Crowe and TV umpire Chris Gaffaney. The bowler was also in news for ‘mankading’ Jos Buttler.

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