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* Sachithra Senanayake reported to ICC for suspected illegal bowling Action
Mon, Jun 2, 2014, 09:18 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 02, London: Sri Lanka off-spinner Sachithra Senanayake has been reported to International Cricket Council (ICC) with a suspected illegal bowling action during the 4th match of the One-Day International series between Sri Lanka and England at Lord's in London on Saturday.

The ICC has informed Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) that the umpires officiating in the 4th ODI of the ongoing England tour have reported that a number of deliveries bowled by Sachithra Senanayake were considered to be suspect.

On-field umpires Marais Erasmus and Ian Gould, both from the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Umpires, TV Umpire Chris Gaffaney, and Jeff Crowe of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees at the end of the match have reported on Sachitra.

The umpires' report which was handed over to Sri Lanka team manager on Sunday cited concerns over a number of deliveries that were considered to be suspect.

The SLC expressed surprise on the report 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.

The SLC said the ICC has a procedure in place for situations such as this and SLC has no option but to adhere to the laid down process.

According to the ICC, Sachithra's bowling action will now be scrutinized further under the ICC process relating to bowlers reported in Tests, ODIs and T20Is and he is required to undergo testing within 21 days.

However, during this period, he is permitted to continue bowling in international cricket until the results of the testing are known. Sachitra is not disqualified from consideration for selection to the 5th ODI to be played at Edgbaston tomorrow.

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