Jul 12, 6 years ago

Sachitra has been banned from international cricket by the ICC

Sachitra has been banned from international cricket by the ICC

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) confirmed that off-spinner Sachitra Senenayake has been banned from international cricket by the International Cricket Council (ICC) from bowling in international cricket with immediate effect .

During recent Sri Lankan tour of England , on-field umpires Marais Erasmus , Ian Gould , third umpire , Chris Gaffaney and match referee , Jeff Crowe had suspected that a number of deliveries bowled by Senanayake were illegal.

Media Release

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 extensions of the point of upper arm horizontals to ball to release within the bowling action.

15-degree elbow extension threshold was exceeded in the four deliveries considered to being to suspect in the 4th ODI play 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.

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