The International Cricket Council(ICC) has today (12) instructed the Sri Lanka Cricket Board to ban Sri Lankan off spinner Sachithra Senanayake from playing international cricket matches with immediate effect based on a lab report which stated his bowling action is illegal and not suited for cricket.
Sachithra Senanayake has underwent a test at a laboratory in Welsh capitol Cardiff last month during the England Tour of the Sri Lankan National Cricket Team after some umpires have complained that his bowling action is suspicious.he has been charged for delivering four deliveries in an over during the fourth one day match played at Lords between Sri Lanka and England deemed to be breech of 15 degree elbow extension permitted under the ICC rules.
Due to this he has been suspended from playing few matches in England as well.the said test report was handed over to the ICC recently and according to the report the international cricket body has instructed sri lankan cricket to ban sachithra from playing international matches.
The sri lankan left arm off spinner and all rounder had played the one day series against South African Team which concluded today at Hambanthota.the sri lankan cricket is scheduled to be taken a decision on ICC’s latest move the sources said.
Sachithra was the leading wicket taker during Sri Lankan Cricket Team’s visit to England last month and involved in controversial ” Mankading” run out of England Wicket Keeper Jose Butler during the final one day international played in Edgbeston when sachithra was removed the bails of butler at the non strikers end while he is out from his crease before delivering the ball.
Meanwhile the Sri Lankan Captain Angelo Mathews has said recently that the complaint against sachithra on his bowling action might be made by either the England Cricket Team else the officials of England Cricket Board .
Former Sri Lankan Ace Spinner Mutthaia Muralideran too faced a similar fate while he was playing against Australian Team in Australia in 1995 while Australian Umpires Darrel Hair had signaled his deliveries as no balls by complaining his bowling action was illegal,however Muralideran was later cleared through the lab tests.