Senanayake heads to Perth to rectify bowling action

"There is a six-month period within which to remedy Senanayake's bowling action and we are making the maximum use of it"

“There is a six-month period within which to remedy Senanayake’s bowling action and we are making the maximum use of it”

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Sri Lanka spinner Sachithra Senanayake has left for Perth to rectify his bowling action, which was found to be illegal last month.

Senanayake will undergo a 10-day remediation programme with Daryl Foster, who is a biomechanical expert at the University of Western Australia.

According to reports, the tests to help Senanayake sort out his bowling action will include a 2D video screening session, remediation programme pathway and a full 3D biomechanical assessment.

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) wanted to send Senanayake to Perth earlier in an attempt to get his action rectified prior to the start of the ODI series against Pakistan later this month.

However, Foster told SLC not to rush the remediation programme since Senanayake could be banned from bowling for up to two years if his action is found to be illegal once again.

“There is a six-month period within which to remedy Senanayake’s bowling action and we are making the maximum use of it,” SLC head of cricket operations Carlton Bernadus said. “Senanayake will not play in the Pakistan series. We are targeting him to play in the home series against England in November and in the ICC World Cup in Australia and New Zealand in February.”

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