|Sachithra Senanayake to resume bowling|
The International Cricket Council (ICC) confirmed that, following remedial work and a re-test, the bowling actions of Sri Lanka’s Sachithra Senanayake and New Zealand’s Kane Williamson are legal and they can now resume bowling in international cricket.
Since being reported earlier in the year, both bowlers have remodeled their bowling actions prior to applying to have their actions re-tested. The results showed that the level of elbow extension measured for all deliveries bowled was now within the 15-degree level of tolerance permitted under the ICC regulations.
Sachithra was reported for bowling with a suspected illegal bowling action during Sri Lanka’s tour in England in June 2014 and subsequently banned from bowling in international cricket in July 2014.
The ICC said the umpires can report these bowlers in the future if they believe the bowler is displaying a suspect action and not reproducing the legal action that was analyzed during the re-test.
To assist in comparing the action used in the lab to the action used in upcoming matches, umpires have been provided with images and video footage of the remodeled legal actions of both bowlers, the ICC sad.
Also ICC stated, an independent analysis has found the bowling action of Pakistan’s Mohammad Hafeez to be illegal and, as such, the off-spinner has been suspended from bowling in international cricket with immediate effect.
Sri Lanka Cricket has included Sachithra has in the 30-man squad for the ICC World Cup 2015.