ICC Bowling Action Legality Assessment of Sachithra Senanayake

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 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.

  • Janith Fernando

    Even Murali was banned once!

  • Deegha galkissa

    how is that possible?? is he banned for ever? don’t they give a chance to the player to correct the wrong?

  • Duvindu Piyasena

    This is very sad. Doesnt he get a chance of correcting the action and returning? #wearewithyousachi

  • Caelanca

    Today has not been a good day for SL Cricket.