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Sri Lanka off-spinner Sachithra Senanayake has been reported for having a suspicious bowling action.
Senanayake, who twice registered his career-best ODI bowling figures in the ongoing series against England, was reported by umpires Ian Gould and Marais Erasmus following Sri Lanka’s seven-run victory during the fourth ODI at Lord’s.
Even though his bowling action has been reported, Senanayake will be allowed to play in the deciding fifth and final ODI at Edgbaston. However, he will have to take a bowling action test within 21 days.
“The umpires’ report cited concerns over a number of deliveries that were considered to be suspect,” an International Cricket Council (ICC) statement said. “Senanayake’s bowling action will now be scrutinised further under the ICC process relating to bowlers reported in Tests, ODIs and T20Is.
“The off-spinner is required to undergo testing within 21 days, and, during this period, he is permitted to continue bowling in international cricket until the results of the testing are known.”